1 dead after Christmas shooting at Fort Lauderdale gas station

Victim fatally shot at Westar gas station on Broward Boulevard

By Michelle Ganley - Graham Media Group

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A man was shot and killed Tuesday at a Westar gas station in Fort Lauderdale, police said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting, which took place just before 5:30 p.m. Christmas Day, in the 700 block of Broward Boulevard.

Fort Lauderdale police Detective Tracy Figone said the victim later died. His name has not been released.

Police are searching for the shooter, who fled before officers arrived.

The victim's friends and family were seen Tuesday consoling one another outside the crime scene.

For close to six hours, investigators gathered evidence outside the gas station's front door. Detectives spotted several shell casings not far from the victim’s SUV. Inside, authorities dusted for fingerprints and marked bullet holes to the front bumper while detectives questioned witnesses.

Investigators said they’re hopeful that surveillance cameras might have captured what happened, and can help them identify and catch the person responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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