Checkers employee shot in parking lot in Pembroke Park

PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) - Checkers employees in Pembroke Park had to duck for cover after a gunman opened fire, and struck one of the workers in the parking lot.

Surveillance cameras recorded the shooting at the fast-food chain along Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Southwest 40th Avenue, at around 3:30 a.m., Thursday.

According to Broward Sheriff’s Office officials, the man struck by a bullet was transported to the hospital with injuries to the leg that were not life-threatening.

7Skyforce flew over the scene, where crime scene tape could be seen blocking off the area as well as multiple evidence markers where shell casings were found.

“Gunshots, that was it,” said a Checkers employee, “and one of my employees got hit.”

A white SUV could be seen on surveillance exiting the drive-thru onto Hallandale Beach Boulevard. As the car pulls away, three people could be seen ducking and running. One was seen falling to the ground.

An employee said he’s grateful it wasn’t worse. “He going to be all right,” he said.

Deputies are now searching for the shooter.

If you have any information on this crime, 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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