LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – A 35-year-old man died at a local hospital after he was shot Saturday morning at an Olive Tree apartment in Lauderhill.

According to police Brandon Lee of Coral Springs was gunned down just after midnight in front of the apartment building.  When police arrived, they discovered that Lee’s friends had already taken him to a hospital.

“Originally, his friends took him to Florida Medical Center before he was transferred to Broward General Medical Center, where he succumbed to his wounds,” said Lauderhill Police spokesman Capt. Rick Rocco.

A woman, who did not wish to be identified in this report, said she was sitting outside and saw the shooting.

“We can see a young guy was coming from the side,” she said. “Then he pulled a gun out, he started running to the table then he pointed a gun on the guy. His name is ‘B’ then he started shooting him.”

The woman said the gunman shot Lee four times as he ran through the parking lot.

“My whole body shook up,” she said. “I was really scared so all I had to do was call 911.”

Police said Lee had criminal record, but those who knew him said his past has nothing to do with him getting killed.

“Just because he had a criminal record that means it’s okay that he got killed,” a neighbor said. “That’s not right.”

Hoping to fight crime, Lauderhill police launched a initiative last year focusing on a two square mile area.

“We come out and we’ll do crime assessments, crime prevention assessments, we’ll offer them tips on environmental design like lighting or suggestions for fencing…things like that to alleviate potential sources of crime,” said Lauderhill police Capt. Rick Rocco.

Anyone with information can call Det. Brian Hardy at 954-497-4700 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Comments (4)
  1. yokolee says:

    A vendetta, a love triangle, or just for fun, just plain sad
    Condolences to the family

  2. DavidWasHere says:

    anyone proof read that story, damn, learn to spell. That’s just carelessness.

    1. Me says:

      A lot of violence going on lately. There were a few shootings in the Homestead area that didn’t even get reported. I guess there are so many, the media picks and chooses the best one to report on and post online. People in South Florida are soulless and have no regards toward anyone. Why other countries problems are of more concern to Washington than South Florida is beyond me, because South Florida is more third world than parts of Afghanistan.

  3. BK says:

    This is my friend. Thank u all for the condolences and I am glad no one left any ignorant comments. Channel 7 reported this and all they said was he was killed and had a criminal history. Thats not fair, that doesn’t mean he deserved to die. They didn’t mention calling crime stoppers or anything. A man lost his life, a daughter a father and a wife a husband. This was not the result of any altercation it was a random act of violence.Why they are choosing to post an inmate photo from years ago is beyond me RIP Bran…..

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