DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating two separate shootings that took place on Interstate 95 that led to road closures.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the southbound lanes of I-95 at Sample Road in Pompano Beach after dispatchers received a call about a shooting, at around 3:15 a.m., Thursday.
“Somebody on the phone is saying that he just got shot. He’s in a silver Audi, he is on I-95 southbound just north of Copans [Road], 10-4,” said a 911 dispatcher in radio transmissions, “and it’s the girlfriend calling saying her boyfriend was just shot.”
A man was transported to Broward Health North Medical Center to be treated for an apparent injury; his condition remains unknown.
“The male was driving with a female as a passenger,” said Miranda Grossman, spokesperson for BSO. “They were getting onto I-95 southbound from Sample Road when they were shot in their car.”
Southbound traffic along the highway was shut down for hours, as investigators worked to piece together what led to the shooting.
“Detectives are speaking to the victims, they are speaking to anyone who may have witnessed this, trying to figure out what happened,” said Grossman. “The female did not sustain any injuries, thankfully. Whether or not this was a road rage [shooting] or not, or what exactly led up to it is what detectives are trying to figure out right now.”
Meanwhile, about 30 miles south, Miami-Dade Police also worked on a homicide case from yet another highway shooting from Tuesday night.
Investigators said two people were shot on the northbound exit ramp of I-95, at Northwest Sixth Avenue and 151st Street.
Investigators said four people were riding inside a white BMW, as shots rang out and struck the car multiple times. Several rounds pierced the driver’s side door.
“At some point in time a subject, or multiple subjects, opened fire into this vehicle, striking two individuals,” said MDPD detective Luis Sierra.
Bullets hit the driver and a passenger in the front seat. Police said the passenger was a minor.
Paramedics transported both patients to an area hospital, where they succumbed to their injuries.
When the BMW was fired upon, police said, it struck a black SUV. The driver of the SUV is now helping detectives.
“An innocent bystander that was crashed into, they are OK, and they are actually a witness to the incident,” said Sierra.
The two separate incidents are not connected, but police are asking for the public’s help.
If you have any information that could help detectives in either case, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or 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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