LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are combing through new surveillance video footage released Tuesday in hopes it will show who fatally shot a man outside a Lauderhill seafood market.
The new video released shows the scene of the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse, near the 1800 block of Northwest 38th Avenue in Lauderhill. The shooting occurred on Monday, at 5:30 p.m.
The victim, 34-year-old Gary Wallock, could be seen walking out of the market, alongside his girlfriend. According to police, they have other angles of surveillance video which shows a man allegedly lurking on the other side of the store, waiting for the couple.
In one video angle, it shows the shooter playing with his phone or texting before crouching down beside an SUV.
Once Wallock and his girlfriend walk to their Volkswagen Jetta, police said, the man runs, pulls out a gun and shoots Wallock at close range, at least 25 times. The victim was shot 13 times, and his body was shot even when on the ground.
Another piece of video shows Wallock’s girlfriend as she runs away. The gunman shot after her and then fled the scene. Once the shooter was gone, Wallock’s girlfriend returned to the scene, but it was too late.
“There were a lot of people. It’s a very busy area. It is Monday night; it’s of course a holiday,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Greg Solowsky on the evening of the shooting. “Our detectives are reaching out to everybody that was possibly here at the time. We are speaking with some witnesses that remain on the scene, and we’re still trying to get their versions of the accounts that led up to this.”
It appears that Wallock’s girlfriend was not injured. She is out of the area and is being protected by police.
Wallock died on the scene. He’s originally from Jamaica and had not been in the United States very long. He leaves behind his parents and a young daughter.
The shooting left Wallock’s father, Donald, both devastated and confused as to who would target his son. “That must be some grief that he’s been carrying way back there for somebody to do something like that,” Donald said.
Wallock’s father said he has not watched the surveillance video nor does he plan to. “I’m just trying to cope with it,” he father said. “I’m not taking it, it’s just a bit of feelings.”
He does expect justice in some form. “What goes around, comes around,” he said.
Police believe a second person drove the getaway car, identified as a 2010 blue Nissan Altima, with the Florida plate EZXF13.
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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