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3 injured in drive-by shooting outside strip club in West Park

The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that left three people injured outside a strip club in West Park.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that left three people injured outside a strip club in West Park.

WEST PARK, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that left three people injured outside a strip club in West Park.

The shooting was reported shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday outside of the Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club in the 5700 block of West Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

BSO spokesman Carey Codd confirmed that two people got out of a vehicle and fired shots at the victims.

A deputy at the scene told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that the victims were employees of the strip club.

According to Codd, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue personnel transported the victims to a nearby hospital.

He said two of the victims suffered serious injuries and the third victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Two vehicles were also damaged during the incident, including a blue Chrysler that had seven bullet holes in it.

Authorities said the shooters took off, leaving shell casings on the ground, which crime scene technicians picked up with tweezers and analyzed.

The shell casings are different sizes, indicating multiple firearms may have been used in the commission of this crime.

A portion of West Hallandale Beach Boulevard was shut down in both directions as detectives investigated.

“I ain’t going to lie. This is not the first time. I think this has happened right there,” Sabbara Allen, who was at the strip club earlier in the night, said.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting and a motive remains unclear at this time.

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


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Madeleine Wright is a general assignment reporter for Local 10 News. She joined the team in March 2017.