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Two men found shot to death in Fort Myers

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Two men found shot to death in Fort Myers

By Eric Maze. CREATED Jun 7, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two men were discovered shot and killed early Saturday in Fort Myers.

Saturday afternoon police identified the victims as 33-year-old Deonte Redding of Fort Myers and 22-year-old Zachary Blue of Miami.  The two men are brothers.

The Fort Myers Police Department says a caller reported shots fired in the area of the 1700 block of South Drive just after 3 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found two unidentified black men suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car.  They were later pronounced dead.

Neighbors say they heard 7-10 gun shots followed by multiple cars leaving the scene.

"I was looking out and they were backing out of the driveway like a normal day, just casually backing up and leaving," neighbor Rob De St. Jean said.

The victims were identified as 33-year-old Deonte Redding of Fort Myers and 22-year-old Zachary Blue of Miami. The men are siblings.

Both men have been previously arrested in drug charges. Redding has been arrested a dozen times since 1999, most recently in February 2013 for various charges including cocaine possession. 

Blue has been arrested in Miami-Dade on various charges including cocaine possession and robbery.

Neighbors say they are shocked this happened in such a quiet area.

"There's a lot of kids around here and the pool is over there and the playground and stuff. I walk around all the time and I never see anything like this," neighbor Don Gray said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  The Fort Myers Police Department is offering up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone who is responsible for any homicide in the city.