LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - A shooting ended in a crash in Lauderhill, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies received a ShotSpotter alert along the 2900 block of Northwest Second Street just before 6:30 a.m., Tuesday. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found bullet casings on the road.
Car alarms continuously sounded off on Sunrise Boulevard, and what’s left of a green Ford Mustang and white road assistance van sat on the median dividing east and westbound traffic on the normally busy roadway.
“I was trying to avoid him actually,” said a man driving the van.
He says the bright green Mustang was heading straight toward him. The cars collided, and the driver of the sports car was badly hurt.
“I see him get out of his car,” the van driver said. “Even though I’m hurt, I said, ‘Let me make sure he’s OK.’ I got over there, helped him out of the road and stopped the traffic. It wasn’t from the impact. It was from gunshot wounds. He told me he’d been shot. Someone tried to rob him.”
In fact, a view from above shows several bullet holes in the Mustang.
According to investigators, it all began about a mile away on Northwest Second Street and 29th Avenue at around 6:30 a.m.
“I heard five, seven, maybe 10 shots,” said Vince Clark, who lives across the street from where the shooting happened.
Deputies responding to the ShotSp[otter alert found the area littered with bullet casings. A mile away on Sunrise Boulevard, they found their victim in that traffic crash.
“He got hit in the chest, the side and the leg. I’m not worried about me. I’m hurting, but I ain’t been shot. This man has been shot, and he needs help,” the van driver said.
Deputies have not released the name of the Mustang driver, but he was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, where he continues to recover.
Deputies continue to investigate the shooting and search for the gunman involved.
If you have any information on this 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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