Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in a shooting incident near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Authorities have confirmed that at least one deputy from the Broward Sheriff’s Office fired a gun Friday morning near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

A BSO spokeswoman named Claudinne Caro said that the shooting happened just before 5 a.m. in Fort Lauderdale near the 1400 block of Perimeter Road.

Annaliese Garcia of Local 10 News was at the scene when she saw bullet holes in a silver sedan.

Caro said that after the shooting, the suspect stole a Broward County shuttle bus, took the driver hostage, and then ran away from the scene.

Caro said there were no people on the bus at the time.

Caro says that the suspect is still being looked for by the police.

Officials from the airport said on social media that a part of North Perimeter Road west of Fourth Avenue will stay closed until further notice.

People who drive to the airport are asked to find other ways to get there.

The Fort Lauderdale police confirmed that they helped BSO with the investigation, but they wouldn’t give any more information because BSO is in charge of the case.

Caro said that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is looking into the shooting to find out what happened. This is standard procedure when a shooting involves a law enforcement officer in the state.

Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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