LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - Two people have been injured after a shooting took place at the Swap Shop in Lauderhill.
Authorities responded to the property, located on Northeast 34th Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard, Tuesday.
Cellphone video shows a man hurt and hanging onto a chair. There was so much chaos and confusion.
“I just heard he was laid down on the floor in the back. I really didn’t want to see it, you know,” said Wayne Thomas, who called 911.
Witnesses said they heard three to four shots just before 4 p.m.
Lauderhill detectives are looking for two people after, what they call, a robbery gone wrong.
“All I know is that he tried to get robbed for his necklace,” said Norber Alfonso, who saw the officer respond.
One woman said she saw and spoke to one of the victims who told her he had been shot. She said his neck was covered with blood.
She also told 7News she saw a man holding a gun, but disappeared. She said officers were searching the cameras at the Swap Shop.
One victim, who was shot in the back, was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. He will undergo surgery.
The second victim was grazed by a bullet and also taken to Broward Health with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Wingate Oaks Center School and Larkdale Elementary, both located just north of the Swap Shop, have been locked down, according to Broward County Public Schools.
Detectives kept the Swap Shop closed for several hours as they investigated exactly what happened that ended with two men rushed to the hospital.
“For the most part, they’re not letting anybody else in,” said Alfonso.
Police have not yet located any suspect nor any additional victims.
The motive of the shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding the shooting is urged to call authorities, or call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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