FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A 17-year-old was allegedly shot in the leg and transported to the hospital after gunfire rang out at a Fort Lauderdale apartment complex.
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department received both a call and alert right before 8 p.m. on Tuesday about shots fired at Everglades Heights Apartments located on Northwest 22nd Street.
“I’m still shaking still from last night,” said resident Tia. “I’m an 80’s baby, I don’t know what the heck is going on in this world.”
After the incident resident were in anger and shocked.
“My grandkids be over here, and they would have been at the door last night,” said a resident.
A resident, Brittany Perkins said she heard multiple gunshots and was sad by this incident.
“There were a lot of bullets being shot, it sounded like multiple gunshots,” said resident Brittany Perkins. “That’s sad, especially in this area, You know, we got a lot of young kids out here.”
Police investigated several areas of the complex also impacted by bullets, such as neighbors’ cars.
Thomas Perkins, another resident of the complex said his car window and several others were hit by the bullets.
“Shot up my car, a nine millimeter went through my window, and the car beside me had two bullet holes through their windows and other cars, a couple of other cars over there had a couple of bullet holes through their doors,” said Perkins. “It’s not the first shooting we’ve had in this area over here, and frankly, I’m getting tired of just living here, period.”
Crime Scene Investigation detectives also responded and inspected the scene.
The injured victim was reportedly dispatched as a trauma alert to Broward Health Medical Center by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue; As of Wednesday, he is expected to make a full recovery.
Detectives are still investigating and looking at the several surveillance cameras present in that community.
Police have not yet commented on whether a suspect is in custody.
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 reward of up to $5,000.
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