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$5,000 reward offered for information about shooting that injured 2 children during car show

Authorities searching for 2 gunmen who opened fire during Easter Sunday car show
Authorities searching for 2 gunmen who opened fire during Easter Sunday car show

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Miami Field Division and the Fort Lauderdale Police Department are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in an Easter night shooting.

A 6-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were injured in the shooting outside Tony’s Market at 800 NW 22nd Road.

According to authorities, a group of people opened fire outside the market around 9:45 p.m. April 4 during a car show.

Detectives believe several shooters fired more than 50 rounds from semi-automatic rifles and handguns.

Police said they fled the scene before officers arrived.

A relative of the young girl told Local 10 News that the child underwent emergency surgery after a bullet hit her arm and ruptured a major artery.

Both victims survived their injuries.

A few cars were also damaged during the shooting.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the ATF at 786-717-2261 or the Fort Lauderdale Police Department at 954-828-5771. All calls will be kept confidential.

About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!