Strip club parking lot shooting sets off chain of events after woman dropped off at hospital

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A Lauderhill police officer was injured while responding to a shooting that left a woman in serious condition.

The crime scene spanned from a strip club to an emergency room.

It was a wild chain of events that started around 4 a.m. Sunday, which includes two shootings and a police officer who was nearly struck by a moving vehicle.

Gunfire broke out in the parking lot of Vegas Cabaret, a strip club on North University Drive in Lauderhill. Several vehicles were damaged in the gunfire.

Police said a person in a yellow Chevrolet Camaro drove the wounded woman to Florida Medical Center’s emergency room, about 3 miles away.

According to authorities, as an officer approached the vehicle to make contact with the victim, a man inside the car got out and ran, prompting the officer to chase him.

The fleeing man tried to get away by getting into the passenger seat of another vehicle, police said. As authorities tried to subdue the man, the person inside the vehicle began to drive toward the officers.

That’s when a Broward Sheriff’s deputy discharged his weapon outside the Florida Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes, though it’s unclear if the bullet hit anyone or anything.

The vehicle is described as a newer model, orange or red Camaro with a temporary tag. The first letter of the tag is a “C.”

There were several shell casings on Northwest 49th Avenue, next to the hospital property.

The man who ran from officers was taken into custody, but the driver who tried to hit the officer fled the scene and is still at large.

The woman injured in the strip club parking lot shooting was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where she was listed in serious condition.

Police have not released the names of the man who was arrested or the woman who was shot.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.

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