Police Believe Fatal West Park Shootings Are Not Connected

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WEST PARK (CBSMiami) — Two people are dead and two others are fighting for their lives following overnight shootings in West Park.

Despite the close proximity to each shooting, however, investigators don’t believe they’re are related.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office received a call about shots fired at 4521 S.W. 22nd Street. When deputies arrived they found Tyrell Myrick, 26, his pregnant fiancee, Patrice Nunnally, and her 9-year-old daughter, Kalaya Clark, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car.

The car was riddled with bullets. Investigators found nearly 50 shell casings on the ground.

Ashley Milline, Myrick’s sister, said he’s in the Intensive Care Unit.

“My brother didn’t know he was shot,” she said. “He was shot two times in the ribs and two times in the lower back, like the tail area.”

Nunnally, about five months pregnant, did not survive.

“She was shot in the head,” said Milline.

The 9-year-old was struck multiple times and is also in serious condition.

“She was shot in the thigh, knee and arm,” Milline added.

Witnesses saw a black SUV-style vehicle in the area.

“Three black males were around the vehicle and then the vehicle drove off,” said BSO Lt. Chris Mulligan.

“I heard about maybe 20, 30 gunshots last night and I heard a car speed off, too, last night, as well. When I think about it, it’s bad,” said Nathan, who lives in the area.

Milline said she has no idea why her family members would have been targeted.

“We don’t have beef with nobody, my family, we don’t do this,” said Milline. “Like, we were just outside mourning my auntie that just passed a week ago and this happened. This is a lot.”

A short time later, 26-year-old Cody Sanders was found shot a few blocks away at 5410 S.W. 23rd Street. He was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he later died.

Currently, Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators said they don’t think the shootings are related.

“We are talking to witnesses, they find the witnesses are cooperative, they are collecting evidence,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Oglesby. “At this time they don’t believe they are related, however that is something they will explore.”

If you have any information that can help police track down the gunmen, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are worth up to $3,000.

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