Girl, 15, wounded in Fort Lauderdale shooting
Teen taken to hospital after multiple shots fired into home
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting early Monday in Fort Lauderdale, police said.
The shooting was reported shortly after midnight in the 1600 block of Northwest 24th Avenue.
Fort Lauderdale police said someone in a vehicle fired several shots into a home, wounding a teenager inside.
The teen was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Robert Barfield, who lives nearby, said he was picking up his daughter from work when he heard the gunshots.
A woman told Local 10 News that the victim was her friend's daughter.
"I'm in shock now," the woman, who didn't want to give her name, said.
Residents told Local 10 that violence is a concern in the neighborhood.
"I don't get out because I don't want to get shot," Floyd Brown said, laughing. "You know what I'm saying? I stay right in there, go to the grocery store, go to church, go to my friend's (place) and come back."
Police are investigating the shooting.
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