NORTH LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A homicide investigation is underway after a mother and her teenage daughter were shot and killed in North Lauderdale, Saturday morning.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, police received a call at around 5:20 a.m. reporting shots were fired near the 6800 block of Doral, just off Rock Island Road, in North Lauderdale.
“Deputies responded, there they found two people shot,” said BSO spokesperson Joy Oglesby. “One was a girl; she was pronounced dead on scene. The other person shot was a woman. She was transported to Broward Health North.”
Officials said the older victim died at the hospital.
Saturday night, authorities identified the victims as 48-year-old Temoco Williams and 15-year-old Jada Allen.
Speaking with 7News, a friend of Allen, who asked not to be identified, said the teen was a supportive presence in her life. “She would make you feel like you were important, and she would always be there when you needed her,” she said.
Family friend Virlina Janvier tried to hold back tears as she spoke to 7News about the shooting. “She got her kids. She was walking. She was OK. She was not a bad lady,” she said.
One neighbor said he didn’t hear anything. “I didn’t think anyone was living there,” said James Dowling.
When asked if he’d seen the victims, that neighbor replied, “No. I didn’t see the woman nor her daughter.”
“I don’t know how that happened, where, why,” said area resident Jean Anevil, “’cause my wife and my kids were right there. I live right there across the street.”
“Really strange, eerie,” said neighbor Cristina Sollosso.
Neighbors told 7News they do not believe the victims had lived there very long.
Investigators remained at the scene of the shooting, Saturday night, as they continued to gather evidence and search for clues.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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