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Dispute among neighbors ends in double shooting, police say

'You can run, but you can't hide from God,' family tells shooter

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A dispute between neighbors ended in a double shooting late Friday in Lauderhill, authorities said.

Lt. Michael Santiago, a spokesman for the Lauderhill Police Department, said officers were called to an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Northwest 52nd Avenue just before 9 p.m.

A large crowd had gathered outside the apartments and officers found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound, Santiago said. Officers later found a second shooting victim, a man, inside one of the apartments.

"This whole thing was premeditated. This was a set up. The female ain’t had to pull no gun on my momma and my brother. She could’ve easily just fought," Shakeem Jones said.

Extra officers were called in after the crowd grew and some people became hostile over the shooting, Santiago said.

The anger wasn't directed toward police, and the crowd eventually dispersed, Santiago said.

Paramedics transported the victims -- a mother and her adult son -- to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. Their conditions were not immediately disclosed.

Police think there was a single shooter who fled the scene before officers arrived.

"We’re gonna get justice for my momma. You shot her ... but you didn't kill her. You shot my brother ... but you didn't kill him," Regine Harris said. “You can run, but you can’t hide from God. You’re going to get caught."


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