Man injured in Fort Lauderdale shooting involving at least 10 gunshots, police say

Detectives were investigating a shooting on Friday in Fort Lauderdale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man was injured during a shooting on Friday in Fort Lauderdale’s South Middle River neighborhood.

Police officers responded to the shooting at about 12:40 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest Eighth Avenue and Northwest 14th Street. They remained there about 4:30 p.m.

Witnesses said they heard at least 10 gunshots, police said.

Detectives investigate a shooting on Friday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

Casey Liening, a spokeswoman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, said officers found the man injured. Fire Rescue personnel considered him a trauma alert when they took him to the Broward Health Medical Center, according to Liening.

Crime scene tape surrounded a blue Honda Civic that was parked in front of a house with two separate units. Officers talked to a woman who was distraught as she waited in front of the house.

The shooting prompted officers to briefly lockdown Thurgood Marshall Elementary at 800 NW 13 St.

Detectives were asking anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

This is a developing story.


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