Woman in custody after girlfriend found shot at Lauderhill apartment complex

Victim taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A woman has been taken into custody after her girlfriend was found shot in a car outside a Lauderhill apartment complex, police said.

Lauderhill police Maj. William Gordon said an officer was on patrol when he heard what he believed to be gunshots coming from the Waterford Park apartment complex on Northwest 44th Street and University Drive just after 1:30 a.m.

"I heard, like, it had to be about seven or eight gunshots," one neighbor said. 

When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds sitting in the driver's seat of a car in the parking lot. The victim was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition.

Gordon said officers made contact with the victim's girlfriend, who surrendered after a brief standoff.

Local 10 News reporter Parker Branton was at the scene as two vehicles were towed away. One of the vehicles belonged to the victim and appeared to have three bullet holes in the windshield right in front of the driver's seat. 

"I just pray that that doesn't happen to anyone else here. Especially, you know, I don't want feel unsafe living here," one neighbor said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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