FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 6-year-old girl who was a shooting victim remained hospitalized on Monday after she underwent emergency surgery. A shooter’s bullet hit her arm and ruptured a major artery, a relative said.
The girl, a 16-year-old boy and a man were injured in a Sunday night shooting during a block party in Fort Lauderdale, police said on Monday. Detectives believe several shooters fired more than 50 rounds from semi-automatic rifles and handguns.
According to Detective Ali Adamson, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, the shooting was about 9:45 p.m. on Sunday outside of Tony’s Market at 800 NW 22 Rd. As a result of the gunfire, ShotSpotter technology issued several alerts, police said.
Surveillance video from the market shows people running inside for cover during the shooting. A woman was carrying a little girl who was wearing a pink T-shirt, blue pants, and white sandals. The glass door shattered as she ran. It also shows other children covering their ears.
Officers found the girl who was wearing the pink T-shirt was wounded and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel took her to Broward Health Medical Center, according to Adamson.
Police officers did not initially identify the teenage boy and the man as victims of the shooting because they left the crime scene, and they both arrived at the medical center in separate cars.
Paramedics arrived with the girl in an ambulance shortly after. A woman who was wearing a blood-stained pink T-shirt and black leggings was in tears. She was on the phone shouting, “They shot Nae Nae!”
Officers expect the little girl and the teenage boy to survive their injuries. Doctors treated the man who was injured and released him from the hospital, police said.
A few cars were damaged during the shooting. Detectives were asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
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Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Guadalupe Monarrez contributed to this report.