LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - A shooting investigation is currently underway in Lauderhill after, witnesses said, a man shot another man in self-defense.
The shooting took place outside the U-Save Food Store along Northwest 19th Street near State Road 7, at around 1 a.m., Tuesday.
Witnesses said the shooting resulted from a scuffle between two men. They said a man went into the 24-hour convenience store to get some snacks after work. After he left the store, a man in the parking lot attacked him.
According to witnesses at the scene, the two men fought for several minutes before the fight spilled into the man’s white van.
“They were over there fighting for about 10 minutes until the worker reached inside of his car, you could see him reaching for the door, he got inside of the car and he grabbed the gun,” said witness James. “As soon as he grabbed the gun, he turned around on him and just shot him, ‘Boom!'”
Cameras captured a handgun left on the driver’s seat.
Witnesses said the man who was shot kept fighting until officers arrived.
“He was stealing the car, tussling,” James said. “Like, you wouldn’t think he got shot the way he was still in there holding onto him.”
The man who was shot was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The man who fired the shot was taken in for questioning by police.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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