Florida Highway Patrol pursuit ends in Fort Lauderdale neighborhood; shots fired

Unclear where shots were fired, pursuit started

By Paradise Afshar - Digital Editor , Terrell Forney - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A vehicle pursuit by the Florida Highway Patrol ended with shots being fired in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, troopers said. 

The pursuit started at about 5:30 p.m. when a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop for reckless driving in the area of Northwest 24th Avenue and Northwest 19th Street, investigators said. 

The vehicle's driver did not pull over, and the pursuit ended in a neighborhood near Northwest 21st Street and Northwest 15th Avenue. 

There was an altercation between the people in the vehicle and law enforcement officers, and a trooper fired a gun, troopers said.

"At some point there was an altercation at the end of the street," Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. "Shots were fired. No one was injured." 

Troopers confirmed that four people were taken into custody for questioning. 

Sky 10 flew over the neighborhood during the incident. It appeared there was a heavy law enforcement presence in the neighborhood.

It also appeared that people in close proximity to the scene were told to leave their homes. 

A woman in a wheelchair was seen being rushed out of a home, and another person was seen with her hands up.

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