Sheriff: 1 shot in North Lauderdale, deputies searching for shooter

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Law enforcement responded to a shooting in North Lauderdale Tuesday afternoon, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement officers were responding to the area of Bailey Road and U.S. 441, according to BSO.

A public information officer for the city of North Lauderdale initially described the incident to Local 10 News as a report of an active shooter, though the Broward Sheriff’s Office said the incident was not an active shooter incident.

Medics airlifted one victim to a local hospital. Authorities did not specify his or her condition as of early Tuesday evening.

Deputies were at the scene of a nearby convenience store, where witnesses described ducking for cover as shots rang out. Law enforcement officials were also present at two additional scenes connected to the incident.

According to BSO, no one was in custody as of early Tuesday evening and investigators were working to determine the number of people involved.

Officials closed a portion of Bailey Road near State Road 7 and asked residents to avoid the area. Deputies focused their energy investigating the convenience store, the neighboring townhome complex and a third scene just west of the area, leaving some residents struck.

“(The deputy) said until we finish the investigation nobody can come and go, meaning you can leave but you can’t come back in until we investigate,” said resident Sahim Ziad.

About the Authors:

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.

Chris Gothner joined the Local 10 News team in 2022 as a Digital Journalist.