Deputies investigate shooting near Fort Lauderdale that left man dead
Victim found Friday morning on Northwest Ninth Street
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are investigating a shooting near Fort Lauderdale that left one man dead.
The victim, later identified as Channing Howard was found in the 2700 block of Northwest Ninth Street shortly before 12:30 a.m. Friday.
A woman who spoke to Local 10 News said a man knocked on her door asking for help. She went outside to find her neighbor, suffering from a gunshot wound, taking his last breath.
"I felt so bad when I seen him laying down there," she said. "You know, I actually cried."
Crime scene technicians took pictures of the victim's bloody shirt.
Eric Howard said the 38-year-old victim was his cousin.
"He was a good man, you know what I mean?" Howard said. "He didn't have to die the way he died, you know what I mean?"
Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are trying to determine who killed him and why.
"Detectives and crime scene technicians spent the night searching for evidence," BSO spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said.
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