Fort Myers man killed in shooting in Naples
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. near the corner of Sixth Avenue North and 11th Street North, according to a Naples Police Department report.
Franklin Francois, from Fort Myers, was shot in the abdomen and taken to NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, where he was pronounced dead, according to the report.
The small street, which connects to U.S. 41 and dead-ends before reaching Goodlette-Frank Road, is home to a strip of businesses and small shops and features a walking path around a retention pond.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office helped police search for a suspect following the shooting, providing a helicopter and K-9 units.
Naples Police Lt. Seth Finman would not say if a suspect was arrested or if a search is ongoing.
“We have no updates,” Finman said when reached by phone.