Video shows couple of retirees were ambushed and shot while driving to Key West

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A couple of retirees were hospitalized after they were shot in the middle of an intersection in Lehigh Acres.

The victims were on their way to Key West when a large crowd suddenly swarmed their truck and boat.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office released footage showing the attack at about 4 a.m., on Sunday.

In the video, the driver is trying to get away from the crowd when a man suddenly runs up to his window and opens fire.

Both victims were wounded during the shooting, but they managed to drive away.

Lee County authorities referred to it as an unprovoked attack and offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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