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Weekend violence peaks in Broward County, leaving several wounded

Broward County, Florida – A wave of violent activity swept across Broward County over the weekend, culminating in a series of shootings that resulted in at least one fatality and multiple injuries.

The sequence of events commenced around 10 p.m. on Saturday at an address on NW 18th Street in Lauderhill. Upon their arrival, law enforcement officials discovered a 16-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds. The injured teenager was promptly transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

At this juncture, no further details have been released by the authorities concerning the circumstances that precipitated this shooting incident.

Approximately ninety minutes after the initial incident, another shooting occurred in close proximity, specifically at 3170 NW 2nd Street. Here, officers found four individuals suffering from injuries. Among these victims, one received treatment at the scene, two were transported to a local hospital, while the fourth individual unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the victims were congregated outside a nearby residence when shots were fired from a black Dodge Charger. Indications from markers set by police suggest a minimum of 80 shots were fired. The assailants reportedly fled eastbound on NW 2 Street towards NW 31 Avenue.

The third incident occurred at 2 a.m. on Sunday. A 16-year-old was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale. The authorities indicated that the boy had been traveling in a vehicle with several other individuals, with the assailant likely in a separate vehicle.

Eyewitness accounts suggest that the victim’s vehicle had been navigating southbound on NW 9th Avenue for several blocks, before turning west onto Sistrunk Boulevard and NW 6th Street, and ultimately coming to a halt at the intersection with NW 12th Avenue.

The young victim was transported to the Broward Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased.

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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