DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in Deerfield Beach.
The shooting was reported around 2 a.m. in the area of Northeast Fifth Terrace and 40th Street.
“It was more like, ‘Pop, pop. Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,’” one man said after being awakened by the gunshots. “It sound(ed) like, like I said, a barrage.”
A Local 10 News crew was at the scene as a BSO mobile command unit was parked in the area. Several members of BSO’s SWAT team were also there, but authorities didn’t say why they were involved.
Crime scene technicians were spotted placing evidence markers on the ground and photographing the crime scene.
Two flip flops were on the ground – one on the sidewalk and one on the roadway.
BSO spokeswoman Miranda Grossman confirmed that one man was taken to a local hospital by Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, where he was pronounced dead.
She said two additional people were also shot and drove themselves to area hospitals.
One woman who lives in the area said her car was also struck by a bullet, and a man who drove by the scene told Local 10 News reporter Madeleine Wright that he’s worried about his boss, because he stays at a home in the area and wasn’t answering his phone Wednesday morning.
“He’s not answering the phone and that’s not him. He answers the phone every time I call,” Wilbert Gordon Sr. said.
Gordon fears his boss may be one of the victims.
“The one over there told me, I don’t know if he’s a detective or not, but I know he was in a BMW. He told me three people got shot and that’s really got me worried,” Gordon said.
The shooting has people who live in the area rattled.
“It’s very dangerous. I am afraid about my neighborhood,” Sol Bonehill said.
Grossman said BSO’s Homicide and Crime Scene units are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The victims’ identities have not been released and a motive is unclear.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.