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SWAT team called to Fort Lauderdale neighborhood for possible barricaded subject

1 person rushed to hospital after Fort Lauderdale shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale police SWAT team was called out after a person was shot Thursday.

According to police, a man was shot multiple times and rushed to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert.

Police said he was suffering from life-threatening injuries. 

Authorities said a SWAT team was called to the scene, inside the Lake Estates neighborhood, for a possible barricaded subject. 

The standoff lasted until late Thursday afternoon when the subject inside the building was confirmed to have died.

Police did not say if the 60-year-old man was killed or died by suicide. 

The incident happened in the area of 2800 Northeast 57th St.

One neighbor told Local 10 that the barricaded man was the father of the gunshot victim.They also said that the father is a former police officer.  

Police have yet to identify any of the involved parties. 

Artis Rucker was working on the pool next door. 

"I walked up and say the guy full of blood," Artis said. "I took the towel and applied pressure but he kept drifting in and out of unconsciousness so we tried to keep him alert."


About the Authors:

Hatzel Vela

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

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