Police investigation continues after man injured in North Lauderdale shooting

Man hospitalized after seemingly random shooting in North Lauderdale
Man hospitalized after seemingly random shooting in North Lauderdale

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – One person was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a shooting in North Lauderdale, authorities confirmed.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said the shooting was reported around 6:45 a.m. in the 7600 block of Southwest 10th Court.

She said deputies found one victim at the scene, who was then taken as a trauma alert to a local hospital.

Neighbor Perry Thompson woke up to sound the of gunfire. He said he never saw the shooter, but found the victim in the road just yards away from his front door.

“I rushed out of the house, I put towels under his head, I performed CPR,” Thompson said. “It was scary, but I’m used to it because I’m in the medical field myself.”

A man who identified himself as the victim’s brother told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that his brother, Julio Mejia, 32, works in construction and was picking up his co-worker when someone shot him.

Scene of shooting in North Lauderdale. (WPLG)

Isais Mejia said he doesn’t know why anyone would want to hurt his brother, who he said has a wife and 18-year-old son.

“You know, I don’t know what people does that, but what can we do?” he said.

Isais Mejia said he was unaware of his brother’s condition at the hospital.

Detectives are investigating what led up to the shooting. No arrests have been made.

This isn’t the first time gunfire has broken out on the same street.

In December of last year, Wyslert Fraise, 36, was gunned down as family members say he was dropping off a friend on Southwest 10th Court.

Another man was injured in the shooting.

“Just to know that somebody killed your brother, your son, your dad, and then they don’t know who did it, that’s the hurtful part,” Fraise’s sister-in-law, Jessica Toney, said.

Anyone with further information about either shooting is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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