LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are searching for an armed subject after a man was shot in Lauderhill, Tuesday.
According to police, the victim was picking up a friend, when a person came up to his car trying to rob him. The subject fired at least three shots at him and fled, causing Endeavor Primary Learning Center and Royal Palm Elementary School to go into lockdown. The lockdown has since been lifted.
Major Rick Rocco of Lauderhill Police described the incident. "There were some words exchanged, the suspect fires at the victim, the victim takes off in his car, rounds the corner, and it happens that one of our police officers was in the neighborhood," he said.
The victim was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, while his car remained on the scene with bullet holes. Police used a helicopter to search for the suspect within a set perimeter, and also searched over fences in backyards and in cars throughout the afternoon, but found no leads.
The suspect got away, which worries the community. "Well yea it does!" said Ebony Major, who lives nearby. "I mean at the end of the day, I do have a family."
A resident, Marcus Summer, said he is tired of the recent violence in his community. "It’s the same thing every day," he said. "Two nights ago, there was a shootout on the street."
If you have any information on this crime, 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.