1 dead, 3 injured in Lauderhill shooting, blocks from earlier shooting, police say

Authorities do not believe violent incidents are related

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Christian De La Rosa - Reporter

LAUDERHILL, Fla. - One man was killed and three people were injured in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Lauderhill, just blocks from double shooting that took place the night before, authorities said.

One of the victims was hit by stray bullet as she sat in her car, Lt. Mike Santiago of the Lauderhill Police Department said.

Family members identified the man who died as 34-year-old Dwayne Marvin Smith.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. in the 5300 block of Northwest 24th Court. The shooting started with an argument, police said.

On Friday night, a mother and her adult son were wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Northwest 52nd Avenue. Police said the double shooting stemmed from a dispute with a neighbor.

Authorities do not believe the shootings on Friday and Saturday are related.

When police arrived on Friday, officers found a large crowd gathered outside the complex.

Extra officers were called in after the crowd grew and some people became hostile over the shooting. The anger wasn't directed toward police, and the crowd eventually dispersed, police said.

The shooter fled the scene before officers arrived. Family members were emotional when they spoke with Local 10 on Saturday morning.

"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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