POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives found a woman dead Monday morning inside a home in Pompano Beach. Twin toddlers were also found inside, but were alive.
BSO spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis said they couldn’t confirm the relationship the children had with the woman who was fatally shot. The children are in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families.
According to St. Louis, authorities received a call shortly before 5:30 a.m. regarding the woman who had been shot in the 600th block of Gardens Drive.
“Pretty terrifying that it happened so close because this is our building right here,” Mark Snyder, who lives in the area, said.
Deputies said someone inside the home called 911 to report the shooting.
Authorities said the children were unharmed.
“We did locate two infant twins in the residence,” St. Louis said. “We can confirm they are relatives to the victim, however we cannot confirm the relation.”
Neighbors expressed their sorrow for what happened and said they hope the toddlers didn’t witness the killing.
“Assuming those kids -- that was their mom – that’s really … I hope they didn’t see it happen. That’s really sad,” Marissa Snyder said.
Investigators were seen questioning several people inside of the crime scene area -- an unusual site for neighbors.
“Never anything. We’ve always felt really safe, so now I’m feeling really uneasy to learn that this happened right where we live,” Marissa Snyder said.
Deputies are asking anyone with information about the woman’s death to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.