MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police are investigating a shooting that ended in a car crash Monday night and left three men dead.
Police said the driver of a white Ford Mustang was heading south on State Road 7 near Southwest 37th Street when someone in another vehicle pulled up alongside of him, opened fire and sped away.
The gunfire just after 9:30 p.m. caused the driver to veer off the road and crash in front of the seafood restaurant Captain Max.
The Mustang appeared to have knocked down a light pole and shattered the glass at a tinting business before coming to a rest several blocks down the road.
Police said one passenger jumped out of the car as the Mustang was being shot at and a second passenger crawled out of the car after the collision.
The driver and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
Surveillance video from a nearby business shows a man discovering the passenger’s body on the ground before police arrived. The Good Samaritan lifted up the victim’s shirt and appeared to perform CPR on the victim before a police officer ran over to help.
“It was just a limp body and I saw two police officers, like, trying to pick up his head,” a woman who was in the area said.
Despite the Good Samaritan and first responders’ efforts, the victim did not survive.
“I’ve lived in the area for at least 20 years and I’ve never come that close to somebody being killed,” the woman said.
The other passenger was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he also died.
Police shut down the southbound lanes of State Road 7 for hours during the investigation.
They collected evidence and looked for clues they hope will lead them to the killer.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
A possible motive and the victims’ identities have not yet been released.