NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two women hugged. One was in tears. Another woman who was alone held her head and screamed in horror. Yellow tarps covered the bodies of a woman and a teenage girl after a man shot and killed them and fled on Wednesday morning in North Lauderdale, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies and North Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded shortly after 9 a.m. to the area of Tam Oshanter Boulevard and 80th Avenue, according to Gerdy St. Louis, a BSO spokeswoman. On Wednesday afternoon, deputies identified the suspect in the fatal shooting as Andre Odaine Anglin, a 34-year-old fugitive who frequents the Margate area.
“Investigators are in the process of notifying next of kin,” St. Louis said before Noon adding the detectives’ investigation was still ongoing.
Crime scene tape surrounded two parking lots at the Willow Woods Townhomes & Lofts residential complex, north of the Hampton Pines Park’s fishing lake and playground. One body was on the grass in between two-story buildings and two parking lots; the other was next to a blue four-door car in the crime scene’s northern parking lot.
Inches away from the body in the parking lot, there was a red and blue book bag. Two of the car doors were open: The driver’s side door near the body and the back passenger-side door. There was a child’s car seat attached to the back seat. There were two other backpacks, a black one, and a larger pale beige. There were also a couple of papers on the floor.
The body on the grass was close to the pathway entrance of the two-bedroom Unit 7949. Property records show the townhouse sold on Oct. 2, 2021. There are three other units in the western building and four units in the eastern building.
After the morning shooting, deputies set up a perimeter to search for a suspect. The crime scene was across the street from the North Lauderdale Children’s Academy. It was also a short walk away from four other preschools: H.O.M.E, the Head Start Preschool 5A, the Family Center International Academy, and One Step At A Time Learning.
A teacher reported the search prompted a code red lockdown at North Lauderdale Elementary School, at 7500 Kimberly Blvd., near the ABC’s of Learning and Growing preschool. Silver Lakes Middle School, at 7600 Tam Oshanter Blvd., was also on alert. The lockdowns lifted by Noon.
Deputies were searching for witnesses. They were also asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Homicide Detective John Curcio at 954-321-4212 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Aura Martinez contributed to this report.