Security guard shot by fellow guard in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police took a security guard into custody after, authorities said, he shot another security guard following an argument in Hollywood.

Hollywood Police responded to reports of a shooting at the City of Hollywood Water Treatment Plant, along the 3400 block of Hollywood Boulevard, at around 7 a.m., Sunday

“[Officers] observed a male victim with a gunshot wound,” said Hollywood Police spokesperson Christian Lata. “They rendered first aid to him.”

Paramedics transported the wounded guard to Memorial Regional Hospital with severe injuries.

Another security guard was taken into custody for questioning.

Residents in the area woke up to a crime scene. “Crime scene trucks and everything was out here,” said resident Kenny Sanko, “about six or seven cop cars.”

“Oh, yes, it was bad,” said one woman, “and this neighborhood is a very quiet neighborhood.”

Officers said a dispute between the on-duty guards led to the shooting. “One of them did fire his weapon and injured the other,” said Lata.

Both guards work for Regions Security and are not employees of the City of Hollywood.

Investigators said further details surrounding the shooting are limited, but at this point, they are not searching for a suspect.

“There are no outstanding suspects,” said Lata. “The shooter in this incident was detained and questioned at the police station to get a better understanding of what happened here this morning.”

It is unclear if any charges will be filed.

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