Police: Teen hospitalized after being shot multiple times in Lauderhill

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Lauderhill police are investigating a shooting that left one teen injured early Saturday morning, authorities said.

According to police, the incident occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday after they received two ShotSpotter notifications in the area of Northwest 59th Avenue and Northwest 21st Street.

Upon arrival, police said they found a male teenager that had been shot several times.

Sources told Local 10 News that Lauderhill Fire Rescue transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale for treatment. He was listed in critical, but stable condition and is undergoing surgery, authorities said.

Local 10 News was at the shooting scene where police were investigating the residential area and caution tape was blocking off the crime scene.

Hundreds of Lauderhill residents were joined by city leaders and local police who gathered for the “Walk for Peace” event to support victims of gun violence and to call for an end to it in the city.

Police have not announced if a suspect was detained after the shooting.

The victim’s age or identity have not yet been released.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477

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