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1 dead in afternoon shooting at downtown Fort Lauderdale bus terminal

2 bystanders injured treated and released from hospital

Fort Lauderdale bus terminal scene of fatal shooting
Fort Lauderdale bus terminal scene of fatal shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A shooting at a downtown Fort Lauderdale bus terminal left one man dead and two people injured.

“Just shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to a call of reports of a shooting,” Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. Deanna Greenlaw said.

Police said two people were arguing at the Broward County Transit bus terminal at 101 NW 1st Ave. and Broward Blvd., on Saturday afternoon when a man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

The man who was shot was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center, where family members leaving the hospital late in the evening said he had died from his injuries.

The shooting also injured two people who were bystanders, according to police. The gunfire erupted just as a bus pulled up and passengers began exiting. The injured bystanders were taken to the hospital and were treated and released.

Family members said the 27-year-old man who died was the father of a young child. They say they don’t know what prompted the shooting.

“At some point, I think there was some type of of disturbance between two individuals,” Greenlaw said.

Police said the male suspect ran south toward Broward Boulevard.

“Right now we are looking for clues and we’re always welcoming anyone with anonymous tips,” Greenlaw said.

In August, there was a shooting at the same location that left two bystanders, including an 11-year-old boy, injured. Police said they don’t believe the two shootings are connected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.

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