Police: 9 people injured in shooting along Hollywood Broadwalk

1-year-old among the 9 people who were shot, police say

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Police in Broward County are investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday evening.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. along the Hollywood Broadwalk between Johnson Street and Garfield Street.

Authorities said nine people were shot and taken to both Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

“I was laying down and I heard a ‘pow, pow, pow, pow’ -- like six or seven shots -- everybody started running,” one witness said.

Four of the victims were juveniles between the ages of 1 and 17. The other five victims ranged in age from 25 to 65.

The 1-year-old was listed in stable condition.

There was no update on the health status of any of the other victims.

One of two suspects pictured following a mass shooting on the Hollywood Broadwalk. (Hollywood Police Department)

A large police presence could be observed in the area of the shooting.

According to police, a dispute between two groups led to the gunfire.

An eyewitness said he saw several young men fighting in front of the stores lining the boardwalk when one pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Police set up a reunification area at Johnson Street and the North Ocean bus loop.

One person has been detained by police, and officers are searching for a second person described as a Black male with dreadlocks who was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt and camouflage shorts.

Surveillance video showing the two suspects and a crowd of people running away was released early Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-764-4357(HELP) or 954-967-4567. Tipsters can also email or send a text to hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org. Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.