PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A man had to be taken to the hospital after shots were fired during a possible road rage incident along a major Pembroke Pines roadway, according to police.
Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of Pines Boulevard and Northwest 84th Avenue at around 3 p.m., Thursday.
“We were sitting right in front of it, but we were like, ‘There must have been a shooting out there,'” witness Marshell Clark said. “We come here from Atlanta, Georgia and what do we experience? A road rage.”
Police confirmed a shooting occurred on the westbound lanes of Pines Boulevard, but they are not describing what transpired between the two drivers.
Paramedics transported a 40-year-old man to a local hospital in unknown condition. Before they arrived, good Samaritans were captured on cellphone video attending to the driver’s wounds.
“A road rage? That’s like an extreme road rage,” Kemi Oyeneye, who was parked nearby, said. “I get mad, but not that mad.”
“You know, people mess up all the time and to want to like shoot them and hurt them in that type of way, that’s scary,” said another witness.
A woman who said she is related to the victim was emotional as she arrived on the scene.
“I just got here after it happened,” she said. “I don’t know.”
Cameras captured a silver BMW parked in the middle of the roadway, which is the focus of their investigation.
Officers had to close Pines Boulevard in both directions while they investigated the shooting, but the roadway has since been reopened.
During the closure, traffic was rerouted through shopping centers that line Pines Boulevard.
Clark, who was waiting for a rental car, found her plans delayed due to the investigation.
“They were like, ‘Yeah, we shut down because of the shooting out there,’ and it was chaos ever since,” Clark said. “You can hit bystanders that way. People can get hit that way. Who does that?”
Police said they are searching for a silver or dark gray Lexus SUV that was involved in the shooting. They added the right-front fender was a different shade of color compared to the rest of the car.
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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