DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A person has died and another was hospitalized after a shooting in Davie.
Davie Police responded to the intersection of Flamingo Road and Southwest Eighth Street, just after 2 p.m., Friday.
7Skyforce HD flew over the scene where several officers and a fire rescue crew could be seen blocking the intersection.
“There were multiple shots fired between these two individuals. We have some witnesses that said they heard gunshots,” Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. “Right now, we’re investigating this as a double shooting where both occupants got into a shootout with each other. The cause of what started this incident is not known yet. We’re investigating all possibilities, including road rage.”
7News cameras captured a handgun and a sandal laying on the street and a deceased body inside of a work truck.
Police said a dark-colored BMW M5 sedan was the second car involved in the shooting.
Todd Anderson, 11, walked onto his backyard and took several pictures of the scene after he heard two to three gunshots.
“I heard a few loud bangs. I was like…,” he said. “It sounded like two crashes one after another.”
7News cameras captured the car on the side of the road along the 2000 block of Flamingo Road.
Police said the passenger of the sedan suffered at least two gunshot wounds and was found lying on the street.
Paramedics transported the passenger to Broward Health Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Police said that victim is undergoing surgery.
Police said the driver of the BMW is cooperating with the investigation.
Sierra Ortiz works at nearby Extra Care Animal Hospital and alerted patients to stay away from the area.
“We saw the yellow tape being put up on this side of the road,” Ortiz said. “Everything was blocked off. It’s a little nerve-wracking because we were right here. We just called everyone and rescheduled and made sure everyone stayed inside and made sure everyone was safe because we knew it had something to do with shooting.”
Several yellow tarps could also be seen on the road.
It remains unclear whether the cars were driving at the time of the shooting, and if it happened at the intersection or just before it.
Investigators believe the two people involved in the shooting did not know each other.
“I’ve been in Davie since I was 3, and usually, never something like this happens in Davie,” Ortiz said.
Flamingo Road was shut down in both directions at Southwest Eighth Street while police investigated the fatal shooting.
The roadways have since reopened, but the work truck remains on the side of the roadway and is not affecting traffic.
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If you have any information on this fatal 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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