PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Two men have died and two more were hospitalized following a shooting at a Pembroke Park auto body shop.
According to investigators, three injured brothers drove themselves to a BSO Substation, at 3201 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., just before 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, to seek medical attention.
“When the vehicle showed up at the Broward Sheriff’s Office, our lieutenants, sergeants and several others came outside,” BSO spokesperson Veda Coleman-Wright said. “They started rendering aid. The individuals then were transported by our fire rescue once paramedics arrived on scene.”
Coleman-Wright said two of the patients, later identified as Kamar and Jamar Reid, were transported in unknown condition to Memorial Regional Hospital, while a third patient, later identified as 25-year-old Davieon Reid, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
7News learned Wednesday that at least one of the brothers is in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Investigators said the three brothers are suspects in the shooting.
The driver of the vehicle who took the injured victims to the substation told deputies about the second scene off Hallandale Beach Boulevard. Investigators said they found a mechanic dead at the second scene upon arrival at Dwayne’s Auto Body Shop.
“The information that deputies were able to get brought them to this second scene,” said Coleman-Wright. “When deputies arrived, they found an individual here — also an adult male — deceased on scene.”
Deputies said there was some sort of confrontation between three brothers and the mechanic before the shooting.
“Nobody came to the house to say anything,” Annette Gray, the suspects’ cousin, said. “Nobody informed us of what’s going on.”
Witnesses said the dispute was over the bill of an auto repair.
Cleber Castro, who works nearby, heard the gunshots.
“It’s sad because he was someone doing nice things and working — hard-working — with plans to go back to his country in the Dominican,” Castro said. “I heard the shots, but we thought it was firecrackers. It was really — just some of them were really fast.”
Wednesday afternoon, the warehouses, which are normally bustling with business, were quiet while crime scene tape could be seen near the scene.
“Oh, yes. Look at this. Everything is closed. Everything is completely closed,” Castro said.
Rafael Fossi, who also works nearby, said people in the area are usually nice to one another.
“Everybody here is really friendly, and I’ve never seen something like that here,” Fossi said.
7News cameras captured multiple cruisers on the scene and crime scene investigators arriving to investigate.
Deputies could also be seen blocking traffic at a nearby gas station.
The identity of the mechanic has not been released.
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 $3,000 reward.
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