Man shot after alleged parking dispute in Fort Lauderdale

After the shooting, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said one man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in stable but serious condition.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police in Fort Lauderdale are investigating a midday shooting.

The incident played out along the 400 block of Southeast 2nd Street on Thursday just before 2:30 p.m.

Crime scene tape had much of the area roped off.

Police appeared to be focusing on two vehicles, a white sedan and a gray sedan.

The gray car, a Nissan, was eventually towed away. It had bullet holes on the passenger side.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said one man was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in stable but serious condition.

He was suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper leg, authorities said.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between two men that escalated to a physical altercation, and then a shooting.

A witness told Local 10 News’ Joseph Ojo off camera that the shooting happened due to an argument over a parking space.

Police said the shooter remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

No arrests have been made, and authorities said they could not confirm whether the shooting was a case of road rage, or if it was in self-defense, only that all possibilities were being investigated by detectives.


About the Author:

Joseph Ojo joined Local 10 in April 2021. Born and raised in New York City, he previously worked in Buffalo, North Dakota, Fort Myers and Baltimore.