FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man remained hospitalized on Friday at the Broward Health Medical Center. He was shot during a parking dispute on Thursday in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
According to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, an argument between two men turned into a violent fight before the shooting. The victim was shot in his upper leg, police said.
Elizabeth Boutet said she was carelessly scrolling on her phone when she heard the loud gunfire at about 2:30 p.m., along the 400th block of Southeast 2nd Street
“I looked down and I just see someone on the floor in pain,” Boutet said, adding that she recorded a video.
Several witnesses called 911. The Fort Lauderdale Police Department released the recordings on Friday.
The shooter was cooperating with detectives’ ongoing investigation. He waited for police officers to arrive and surrendered Boutet’s video shows him with his hands on his head.
A gray Nissan had bullet holes on the passenger’s side. Doctors expect the victim to make a full recovery, police said.
Leonor Ortiz, who lives nearby, said she wasn’t surprised to learn there was a fight over a parking space.
“There’s always some type of parking issue on this block, and unfortunately somebody got hurt today,” Ortiz said.