Police investigating after 2 men shot, killed in Lauderhill

Lauderhill, Fla. – Police are investigating a double shooting that ended with two men being killed in Lauderhill Wednesday night.

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. near the 5000 block of Blueberry Court.

Authorities said Lauderhill police arrived on the scene and encountered two men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the parking lot area.

Police said both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims have not been identified by police.

Sky 10 was over the scene on Thursday morning and captured a heavy police presence in the area.

A hail of bullets from what is believed to be a semi-automatic weapon was heard on a neighbor’s surveillance camera system.

Witnesses told authorities that there was a third person involved in the shooting who had fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival.

Authorities were contacted by the Woodmont Hospital in Tamarac, which notified Lauderhill police that there was a male who had arrived at their location suffering from a gunshot wound.

Detectives said it is unknown at this time if the male at the hospital is related to the incident.

Local 10′s Saira Anwar spoke with a Lauderhill resident who said that she’s heard gunshots before but never this many at the same time.

“I didn’t take it for anything until I heard more shots and then I said to myself that sounds like a shootout,” the resident said. “I’m really saddened.”

The scene has been secured for the investigation and anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

About the Authors:

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.