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Man shoots 2 young women, killing 1 in Coral Springs, police say

1 woman dead, 1 injured during shooting in Coral Springs, police say
1 woman dead, 1 injured during shooting in Coral Springs, police say

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – An 18-year-old woman died and another woman, also age 18, was injured during a shooting on Thursday in Coral Springs, police said. After a search, officers arrested a man suspected of shooting both of them.

A SWAT team responded to a home on Royal Palm Boulevard just west of University Drive.

Officers talk to a woman after a fatal shooting on Thursday in Coral Springs. (SKY 10)

A witness heard a woman screaming. Witnesses said they saw the man running toward University Drive.

As officers searched for the man, paramedics took the two victims to Broward Health Medical Center where a doctor pronounced one of them dead.

Fire Rescue personnel and police officers respond to a shooting on Thursday in Coral Springs. (SKY 10)

Sgt. Francis Capre, a spokesman for the Coral Springs Police Department, said the area was safe to the public after the man was arrested.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.

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About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.