OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday night near the Oakland Park Flea Market Mall.
The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 31st Avenue and Oakland Park Boulevard.
Not far from where the shooting occurred, a video shoot was taking place at the flea market with rappers Sexyy Red and Sukihana.
According to BSO spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis, deputies arrived at the scene to find two people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
Witnesses said one of the victims was found by the flea market and the second was found at a nearby Chevron gas station.
“All we just hear is ‘bop, bop, bop, bop,’ one witness said. “Everybody started running, bumping into each other -- it was just crazy.”
St. Louis said one of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was transported by paramedics to a local hospital.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies spent several hours investigating, focusing their activity on a Chevron gas station while also taping off several businesses.
St. Louis said detectives are working to determine whether the shooting was connected to the rappers’ video shoot.
Deputies were seen by Local 10 News cameras taking two people into custody near the intersection of Broward Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue, but no arrests have been confirmed by authorities.
Sexyy Red released a statement on her Instagram page to clear up any rumors. It reads in part, “I send my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life and prayers up for the person who was wounded.”
She went on to emphasize that the shooting did not happen at her music video shoot, but rather nearby. Her team finished the shoot at a different location and then returned home safely.
Detectives are asking anyone with further information about the shooting to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.