HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Detectives are searching for the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck who was involved in a shooting that left a man wounded Sunday morning on Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Lt. Yanko Reyes, a spokesman for FHP, said a man who was driving a silver GMC Sierra pickup truck reported the shooter was in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck that was traveling northbound on I-95 in Hollywood.
The shooting and a subsequent car crash involving a silver Honda Accord were north of Pembroke Road and south of Hollywood Boulevard.
“The right side of the Dodge and the left side of the GMC collided in a sideswipe motion; the vehicle’s disengaged, the Dodge fled the scene,” Reyes said in a statement.
The shooting left the driver of the GMC wounded before he sideswiped the left side of the Honda Accord and crashed into a guardrail in the right shoulder, according to Reyes. Hollywood Fire Rescue personnel took the driver of the GMC to Hollywood Memorial Hospital.
Reyes said doctors told FHP the shooting victim’s condition was stable.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies, Hollywood Police Department detectives and FHP troopers were involved in the investigation that forced them to close two northbound lanes after the shooting happened before 5:45 a.m.
The traffic delays in the area began about 7 a.m. and continued for hours. Detectives are asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.