81ºF

Man killed, woman injured in Oakland Park shooting

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a man dead and a woman injured early Tuesday morning in Oakland Park.

The shooting was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Northwest 44th Street.

According to BSO spokeswoman Carey Codd, deputies arrived at the scene to find the man’s body inside a car and the woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

Multiple bullet holes could be seen on the side of the white Nissan Altima that the victims were found in.

“It was like, terrifying. (I) had to get up out of the bed and get on the floor,” Ray Jackson, who lives in the area, said.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue personnel took the woman to a nearby hospital and the car was later towed away with the victim’s body still inside.

According to authorities, a car pulled up alongside the victims' vehicle as the victims were heading east on Northwest 44th Street and someone inside the car fired at the victims.

The victim who died was identified as Horaldo Martin, 26, of Lauderdale Lakes.

Deputies confirmed that the female passenger was shot multiple times, but is expected to survive. Her identity has not been released.

“This type of tragedy is unfortunate," a nearby resident said. "We don’t get to see this a lot in our neighborhood and I hope we don’t get to see this anymore.”

Authorities have not released a description of the vehicle used in the drive-by or the shooter.

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


About the Authors: