Shooting In Sunrise Leaves One Person Hospitalized
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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) — One man is in the hospital after a shooting at a high rise in Sunrise Thursday night.
Police said the shooting happened at around 8:00 p.m. outside Tao, a luxury residential building on Flamingo Road and Northwest 26th Street near the Sawgrass Mills Mall.
Two people were shot at multiple times, according to investigators. One of the men, Rodney Nelfort, 31, was wounded and airlifted to Broward North. Police said he is in critical, but stable condition. The second person was not hit and suffered a laceration to the leg that was not related to the gunfire.
Residents said they heard two rounds of gunfire and estimate more than a dozen shots were fired.
“We hear something that was like fireworks,” said resident Natalia Seay. “It was like 10 or 15 [shots] and after that like 3 or 4 more then we start seeing a lot of commotion downstairs.”
The police investigation focused around the entrance ramp leading to buildings the lobby where there was a white Nissan Altima and a van that veered off the road.
A dark-colored vehicle was seen leaving the area at a high-rate of speed and may have been involved, police said.
“It’s crazy, just shows me that anything can happen anywhere and you gotta watch out because this is a really nice place. It’s supposed to be a luxury place to live so it’s crazy,” said resident Matt Herman. “I hope everybody is ok.”
Witnesses saw a dark colored car speeding off from the scene. Police are asking anyone with information to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954)493-TIPS.