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BSO investigating shooting death inside Tamarac townhouse complex

Police investigating shooting death inside Tamarac townhouse complex
Police investigating shooting death inside Tamarac townhouse complex

TAMARAC, Fla. – An investigation is ongoing after someone was shot and killed at a townhouse complex in Tamarac, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Local 10 News was at the scene where a large presence of BSO deputies was stationed at Riverside townhomes and they were not allowing anyone into the complex.

BSO confirmed that shortly before 5 a.m. they arrived to the 5900 block of Riverside Avenue, near University Drive, after calls to 911 of a shooting. When they arrived, they found one person dead.

BSO’s homicide detectives and crime scene unit investigators were at the scene most of the day.

Several neighbors told Local 10 News they heard gunshots at the time of the shooting.

The man who lives next to where the shooting took place told Local 10 News’ Roy Ramos that the gunfire woke him up.

“I was asleep and it sounded like banging on the wall,” said neighbor Christian Lopez. “We have small kids so it’s not something we wanted to hear this morning.”

Worried for the safety of his family, Lopez is taking them away from the community over concerns of further violence.

“Just in case there is any type of retaliation or anything like that, I don’t want to be involved in that, so I decided to take my family out,” Lopez said.

Authorities did not release any further details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting or the death, including the identity of the victim.

There was also no information regarding any potential suspects.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.