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Plantation man found shot to death at Holey Land Wildlife Management Area

Detectives believe someone may have accidentally shot Lawrence Ramdass

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally shot Wednesday evening at a state wildlife management area near the Broward County and Palm Beach County line.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a shooting about two miles west of U.S. Highway 27 shortly before 6:30 p.m., sheriff's spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

When deputies arrived at the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area, they found a man dead from a gunshot wound. The man was identified Thursday as Lawrence Ramdass, 46, of Plantation.

Barbera said detectives don't believe Ramdass was the intended target. She said he was fishing with other people when he was struck by a bullet.

"Detectives believe this shooting may be accidental and the actual shooter may not know a person was shot," Barbera said.

Anyone who was in the area between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and may have information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.