Man fatally shot in back outside Sunrise duplex, police say

SUNRISE, Fla. – A man was fatally shot in the back Thursday night outside a duplex in Sunrise, authorities said.

The shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Northwest 19th Street and 59th Avenue.

A neighbor told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that the victim, identified by police as Phillip Owsley, collapsed in the front yard Thursday night after he was hit in a drive-by shooting.

"It was very scary," Ebert Campbell said.

Campbell said he called 911 and an ambulance took the victim to Broward Health Medical Center, where he died.

Phillip Owsley was fatally shot July 4 in Sunrise, police say.
Phillip Owsley was fatally shot July 4 in Sunrise, police say.

According to Campbell, Owsley didn't live at the duplex but was visting someone there.

"I feel sorry about Phillip," he said. 

Another resident, who did not want to be identified, said police evacuated all residents from the duplex after the incident.

"They went in there, took all the people out the house, put one guy in the police car (and) the woman in the other police car," she said.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest. 


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