FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Detectives are investigating the deaths of a woman and her daughter as a double homicide.
Their bodies were found Saturday inside a home at 6812 Doral in North Lauderdale.
Around 5:20 a.m., neighbors heard gun shots and called police. Responding deputies discovered the two victims. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. Her mother died after being transported to Broward Health North.
Neighbors said they were new to the neighborhood.
“That person has only been there a few months and I don’t really know her,” said Cristina Sollosso. “That we knew, she did not have a car. There was no car there all the time. But she did have somebody visiting her because there was a black car there occasionally.”
James Dowling has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years. Not much happens in the area without the retired oil worker knowing about it.
“I’m home every day. I usually see what’s going on in the community,” he said. “In North Lauderdale, that’s not supposed to happen. That’s not our type of neighborhood. We have a family-type neighborhood. Police are great. Community’s great. Neighbors are great.”
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is now calling on the public for help.
“At this point, detectives are at the dawn of their investigation,” said BSO spokeswoman Joy Oglesby. “If anyone has any information, perhaps they saw something, heard something, then we’re asking that they come forward and speak with our Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies.”
As always, you can remain anonymous by contacting Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.