Subject at large after father fatally shot near Fort Lauderdale

NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – A shooting near Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday, has left one person dead while the shooter remains at large.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, they received a call, at around 3 a.m., of shots fired near the intersection of Northwest Eighth Street and 28th Avenue.

The victim’s uncle, Lucious Ford, said it was his nephew, Ferris Finley, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He described Finley as a married father in his 40s with two children.

“He was fine,” said Ford. “Nice guy. He backed his kids. His kids played football, and I don’t know what happened.”

A neighbor, Rhonda Rattray, said she’s heard shootings happen in the neighborhood before Tuesday’s incident. “We have learned that when there’s shootings, we hit the floor around here,” she said. “This is the first that it’s happened right there.”

Investigators were seen surrounding a white pickup truck in front of the home, where the body, which has since been taken away, along with the truck, was reportedly found. The medical examiners were seen aiding investigators, as well.

Police have not announced the identity of anyone suspected of killing Finley.

Residents say these kinds of incidents happen too often. “The killings has to stop. What happened to us loving each other?” Rattray said. “We gotta bring that back. Forget the money, the drugs, the possessions. That need to go.”

The homicide investigation continues.

If you have any information on this fatal 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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