Police Respond to Individual with Gunshot Wound

Posted: January 4, 2023

At approximately 9:07 a.m. this morning, the Punta Gorda Police Department responded to a residence on East Helen Avenue in Punta Gorda in reference to an individual who sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh.

The individual was transported to the hospital by Charlotte County EMS for their injury.

At this time, it is believed that this is an isolated incident and that there is no threat to the public. Local schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.

Detectives continue to investigate. If you have any information on this incident, please contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-8477. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.