Lauderhill resident: ‘It’s sad to see another young man pass away due to gun violence’

Police: Street shooting victim identified as Romauni Berkett

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Residents said Friday that they had heard the gunshots that killed a 19-year-old man who police said turned up dead on the road in Lauderhill.

Krome Hilt said the shooting was heartbreaking for him and his family. He said he heard seven to eight gunshots and looked out the window and saw the man dead.

“It kind of sent a chill down my spine,” Hilt said later adding, “It’s sad to see another young man pass away due to gun violence.”

Detectives identified the victim as Romauni Berkett. He died at about 8:30 p.m., on Thursday in the area of Northwest 59 Way and 22 Street, according to the Lauderhill Police Department.

“It sounded like firecrackers ... It’s very scary to have that happen,” Becky Carney said.

Detectives collected evidence, searched for clues, and asked the public for help with solving the murder.

“The victim was on foot at the time of the shooting,” a police spokesperson reported.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477 or the Lauderhill Police Department at 954-497-4700.

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