NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in connection to a deputy-involved shooting near Fort Lauderdale that sent one person to the hospital.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were on patrol when they witnessed a shooting near the 1900 block of Northwest 31st Avenue, just before 10 p.m., Saturday night.

Deputies said, when they tried to stop the subject, they came under fire, and that forced them to fire back.

The gunman fled the scene on foot and remains on the run.

According to investigators, one person inside a vehicle was shot and taken to an area hospital. They are expected to survive.

It remains unclear when the injured victim was shot and by whom.

No deputies were injured.

The two deputies who opened fire have been placed on administrative duties while the shooting is investigated.

If you have any information on this shooting or the subject’s whereabouts, 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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