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2 dead after gunfire erupts at block party near Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Shots rang out during what deputies in Broward County said was a block party that turned violent along the 3000 block of N.W. 12th Court.

Four people were shot, with a man and woman pronounced dead at the scene around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The other two were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

Genesie Holmes was one of the people at the party.

“It was just crowded out,” Holmes said. “Everything was going nice and then there was a bunch of gunshots. Then everybody started running.”

Holmes, who said she has a nursing background, saw the female fall to the ground and ran to help, immediately starting CPR.

“She was laying on her back with a hole in her head,” Holmes said. “I took her pulse and then I started doing chest compressions.”

Soon after the shots were fired, members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office swarmed the scene.

Authorities investigate an early morning fatal shooting near Fort Lauderdale.
Authorities investigate an early morning fatal shooting near Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

Investigators collected evidence throughout the morning. They examined a silver Acura before a tow truck removed a vehicle from the scene.

The identities of the two victims have not been released. The search continues for the shooter.

“Yea, it’s scary, it needs to stop,” Holmes said. “All this black on black crime, it really needs to stop.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 (TIPS).


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