HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Three people have been killed after a domestic dispute at the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant in Hallandale Beach escalated into shooting.
The shooting took place outside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant, just east of Interstate 95, early Tuesday morning.
“I just heard some gunshots pop off, man,” said Perk Fargo, who works nearby. “Just a, ‘Boom! Boom! Boom!'”
“We responded to the area around 12:48 a.m. regarding an altercation with a shooting,” said Hallandale Beach Police Capt. Megan Jones. “At which time, officers responded and they were able to find three people that were unresponsive, now pronounced deceased.”
No employees were injured, but they heard the gunshots and were shaken. One employee said she left work early that night.
“Thank God I wasn’t there when it happened, but I was scheduled to leave work now at 2 o’ clock in the morning,” she said. “I just left work early, right before it happened. I just decided to come back over here to get something, Taco Bell across the street, and then I seen all the tape and helicopters.”
Hours later, police said they believe the three dead individuals knew each other and believe it was a domestic situation that ended in a murder-suicide.
Those who work nearby are on edge.
“I ain’t gonna lie, I’m kind of nervous,” Fargo said. “It made me feel like I was going to die, kind of.”
“We don’t believe that there is anyone out there intending to do additional harm to the public,” Jones said.
The Wendy’s has closed since the shooting.
“We are still developing the timeline of what happened to have this chain reaction,” Jones said.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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 reward of up to $5,000.
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