POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating a shooting near a Pompano Beach convenience store that left two people dead and two others injured.
At least 12 Broward Sheriff’s Office units were in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue, near Fourth Street, late Sunday night.
Around 9 p.m., BSO deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene.
Investigators said two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They have not specified the extent of the surviving victims’ injuries.
A relative of one of the victims tells 7News Delana James is among the deceased.
She was pregnant with her first child and according to those who knew her, she had been trying to conceive for a while.
“Just turned 30, man; that’s my little sister. She’s a loving person,” said Darius James.
Darius believes she was visiting her grandmother, who lived near the convenience store. They grew up coming to this store as kids.
7News cameras captured an active scene, with yellow tape and what appeared to be shell casings and evidence markers on the ground.
On Monday morning, the convenience store was forced to close as clean-up took place outside in the aftermath of the shooting.
Police said there were so many bullets that detectives didn’t even have enough evidence markers.
The owner of the convenience store said surveillance footage outside of his business captured the crime in real-time.
“I saw the video [and] it was really horrible,” said the store’s owner, M.D. M. Rahan.
Witnesses said the shooter or shooters were in a car driving by when they opened fire.
Security footage showed someone instantly falling from a bicycle and another hobbling inside the convenience store to take cover.
Detectives took pictures of a red Mercedes, white Sedan, and a gray SUV which James was driving when she died. A bicycle was also at the scene of the crime investigation.
“You don’t really know what to feel, you just want answers. You just want to know like, hey, man, what’s going on? Who pulled the trigger? Why’d you have to pull the trigger like that?” said Darius.
The store opened again on Monday, two little teddy bears and small candles marked the spot.
“We lost our mom, so it was just me, her and my little brother,” said Darius.
Authorities have not given further details on the other victims or of the possible subject or subjects, as they continue to investigate.
If you have any information that could help detectives, 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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