Man shot in leg at Lauderdale Lakes shopping plaza

A shooting occurred Thursday morning at a shopping plaza in Lauderdale Lakes, according to witnesses.

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – A man was shot early Thursday morning at a shopping plaza in Lauderdale Lakes, authorities confirmed.

The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. at the Lauderdale Lakes Shopping Center on North State Road 7 and Northwest 36th Street.

Some people who live nearby told Local 10 News reporter Annaliese Garcia that they heard multiple gunshots.

One man said he later walked over to the shopping plaza, but deputies blocked off the area and told him to stand back.

“‘Bam, bam, bam,’ then, ‘bam, bam, bam, bam.’ Then (I) heard some cars drive off,” the man said.

Garcia was at the scene as deputies were going in and out of the Next Level Restaurant and Lounge.

She said deputies were also spotted looking at a vehicle and took a pair of sneakers that were left in the road as evidence.

Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis later confirmed that a man had been shot in the leg.

She said paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to St. Louis, deputies canvased the area for the shooter and pulled over a vehicle that was seen leaving the scene of the shooting.

St. Louis said it was later determined that the driver was not involved in the shooting and he was released.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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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!