MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - A man is dead after, police said, he was targeted and ambushed at a Miramar apartment complex overnight.

Miramar Police responded to the shooting at Lake Vista Apartments, located in the area of North Sherman Circle and Jodi Lane, just before 1 a.m., Monday.

Several police cruisers and at least two crime scene units responded to the scene.

Authorities said one person was fatally struck after more than a dozen gunshots were fired.

A nearby officer heard the shots and swiftly responded to the scene where they made the discovery.

While police have yet to identify the victim, they said he was in his 20s and lived in the apartment complex, along the 8400 block of North Sherman Circle.

“At approximately 12:40 this morning, we had an officer in the area who heard multiple gunshots,” said Miramar Police Department’s Public Information Officer Tania Rues. “He came to this direction, was pointed to a specific area by someone that was here. As he approached, he noticed that there was a male victim lying on the ground. Unfortunately, that person has died. He died at the scene.”

One woman who lives nearby described what she heard.

“Like a machine gun,” she said. “I feel terrible because I feel, like, not secure.”

It remains unclear if the victim was leaving or returning home, but police believe he was specifically targeted.

“We believe he was targeted and ambushed,” said Rues.

One person who said she knew the victim described him as a great man and father to a 5-year-old girl.

The shooter or shooters remain at large.

If you have any information on this homicide, 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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