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Neighbors killed in afternoon shooting in Hollywood

Neighbors shot, killed in Hollywood residential area
Neighbors shot, killed in Hollywood residential area

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A man walking a dog and his neighbor standing nearby were shot and killed on a usually quiet residential street in the Highland Gardens area in the middle of the afternoon Saturday.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. along the 2600 block of Fletcher Court, just off Pembroke Road, according to police.

The man’s family members said he was in his late 20s. They didn’t want to give Local 10 his name, but they said he was a good man — a father of two children who was out walking his dog. The female victim was his neighbor and was standing near him when shots rang out.

Hollywood Police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger. Detectives said it is not known yet what prompted the shooting or a motive. Police went door to door asking neighbors if they saw or heard anything.

A neighbor who spoke to Local 10 off camera said she saw two ambulances and lots of commotion.

“When officers arrived on the scene they did observe two victims down,” Officer Christian Lata of the Hollywood Police Department said. “They immediately rendered aid and the victims were transported by Hollywood Fire Rescue to Memorial Regional Hospital where, unfortunately, they succumbed to their wounds. We are asking that if anyone saw anything, if anyone heard anything, to please come forward.”

The man’s relatives told Local 10 that this is the second family member that has died from gun violence. So far, no arrests have been made and police do need help from the public.

Anyone with information can contact Hollywood police at (954) 764-4357 or Broward CrimeStoppers at (954) 493-8477.


About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.