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Man shot multiple times crashes car into front yard of Fort Lauderdale home before dying

A large police response was at the scene of a crash in Fort Lauderdale that turned into a death investigation late Monday afternoon.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A large police response was at the scene of a crash in Fort Lauderdale late Monday afternoon.

A BMW careened off the roadway, crashing into the lawn of a home and prompting the residents to call police.

It happened in the area of Northwest 19th Avenue and 5th Street.

After hearing the commotion, the homeowner ran outside to find the driver of the BMW unresponsive.

“I thought he had a stroke or siezure or something in the car,” said Wayne, the homeowner. “I tried to open the doors but they wouldn’t open up.”

According to authorities, a man was found inside the vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s unclear whether he was shot while driving or if he was driving for help after being shot, police said.

Detectives are in the early stages of their investigation and are looking into any reports of a shooting in the area.

The man’s identity has not been released by authorities.

Police did not have a description of the shooter or say whether there were any suspects.


About the Author:

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.