2 teenagers shot in North Lauderdale

Shooting broke out during street fight, witnesses say

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

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Detectives with the Broward Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help identifying a person of interest after two teenagers were shot Saturday in North Lauderdale.

According to witnesses, a number of people were fighting near Southwest 76 Avenue and Southwest 10th Court when someone pulled out a gun and fired twice, hitting the teenagers.

Image courtesy of the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office said deputies responded at 2:17 p.m. to a report of the shooting.

A cellphone video shows about dozen boys arguing in the street when one of them draws his weapon and fires. He fled the scene, witnesses said.

Witnesses said one boy was shot in stomach and the other was shot in the hand.

"It could've happened to all of us, cause it was people around the shooting so everybody could've gotten shot," one man at the scene told Local 10.

The victims, who were not identified, were transported to separate area hospitals. Sheriff's deputies said one of the boys was listed in critical condition.

BSO's Violent Crimes and Crime Scene units responded to the scene, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the name or whereabouts of the person of interest is asked to call detective Trisha Martin at 954-321-4200, or contact Broward Crime Stoppers anonymously at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.

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