FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man was gunned down Friday morning shortly after he left his friend’s home in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed.
Fort Lauderdale police responded to a ShotSpotter alert around 4:50 a.m. at 630 NW 10th Terrace.
Authorities said the victim, identified as Brett Shell, 34, of Pompano Beach, was walking through the parking lot to his car after leaving his friend’s home when someone began shooting at him.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel pronounced Shell dead at the scene.
His father told Local 10 News that Shell was a loving father to three children.
His family is devastated, and his girlfriend, who is the mother of his children, was seen being comforted by loved ones as police scoured the crime scene.
Police said a motive behind the shooting remains unclear and they are seeking the public’s assistance with gathering additional information.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has further information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Steve Novak at 954-828-5556 or Detective Mike Benson at 954-828-6561. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.