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Detectives search for shooter responsible for 2 wounded at condominium complex in Miramar

Detectives are searching for the shooter responsible for wounding a man and a woman on Monday in Miramar.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A man and a woman were shot Monday night at a condominium complex in Miramar, authorities confirmed.

According to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues, the shooting was reported at 9:21 p.m. Monday at the Miramar Luxury Condominiums in the 2000 block of Renaissance Boulevard.

Residents in the area told Local 10 News that they heard gunshots near the clubhouse, but authorities confirmed that the victims were inside one of the condo units when someone shot through the sliding glass patio doors, striking both victims.

The sound of gunshots was loud enough to wake residents up.

“We definitely heard, like a round of gunshots, very close too -- it was pretty close to the house,” Michelli Escobar said. “We’ve never seen anything like this before.”

After the shooting, Escobar said she saw paramedics put a wounded victim into an ambulance.

“He came out the stretcher. He was an African American guy, but he was good, he was alive. But they took him pretty quick. He looked like he was just injured,” she said.

Rues confirmed that both victims were transported to Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment. She said both are expected to survive their injuries.

Police were in the neighborhood until around 4 a.m. Tuesday investigating the incident.

Rues said a perimeter was established after the shooting, but has since been broken down.

Escobar is now questioning the safety of her gated community, which has a security guard who works overnight.

“I’m very concerned. I live on the first floor and close to the gate, and the fact that someone can come in here and do things like this is scary,” she said.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.