Gunfire Leads Police To Body On Sunrise Golf Course

SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Police are hoping new surveillance tape will lead them to the person who shot and killed a man early Monday at a Sunrise golf course.

Employees of two nearby businesses tell CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that police are looking at surveillance tape following the deadly shooting.

Police want to know if the shooting stemmed from an altercation either inside or outside those businesses.

Investigators say it was about 4 a.m. when a female police officer who was in her patrol car and heard a series of shots near the Seven Bridges at Springtree Golf Club at 37th Street and North University Drive.

“We had an officer in the area who heard shots fired and responded,” said Sunrise Police Officer Cindi McCue.

“I was reading the bible and I looked through the window and heard those shots. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.

“I’ve got to be careful on the street and watch myself,” he said. “Somebody might shoot me.”

When the officer arrived at the scene, she discovered two cars with bullet holes and the dead body on the golf course.

The golf club is located near a Hooters restaurant and near the Goldfinger Gentlemen’s Club and the Fins and Things Seafood Bar and Grill.

Employees in both those businesses told D’Oench police are looking at surveillance tape from those business. Officer McCue said it was not clear if any tape would be released.

“Two guys got into an argument,” said another man who heard the shots and who did not want to be identified. “It did not go right.”

Police have not said what the motive was in this shooting and they have not identified any suspects.

They said one man on the scene was tested for gun powder residue on his hands. But after that testing, they said he was not a suspect.

Friends of the victim told CBS4’s Summer Knowles that the victim was in his 30’s and was the father of at least two children.

Police said the victim had no identification on him. And they may have to depend on fingerprints to identify him.

Anyone who can help is encouraged to call Sunrise Police or Broward Crimestoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).

Your will remain anonymous and you may eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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