1 Dead After Shots Ring Out At CVS In Davie

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Davie Police have a lot of questions about a shooting at a CVS in broad daylight Wednesday.

The CVS store at Griffin Road and University Drive remained shut down Wednesday night after a deadly shooting unfolded hours earlier.

As night fell, crime scene technicians began the work of cleaning the store.

“It was pretty intense,” said David Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was driving by the store Wednesday afternoon when he saw the aftermath of the shooting as Davie Police surrounded the building.

“As they arrived, a gentleman came out with his hands behind his head. As he came out, the man hit the ground,” Rodriguez said

Officers said it all started with an argument between two men and then there were some frightening moments for employees and customers inside the pharmacy.

More than a dozen officers responded quickly to the store.

“Officers arrived within minutes and encountered an individual exiting the store. He was quickly taken into custody and at this time is being detained and questioned at the Davie Police Department. Through our investigation, we located a man suffering from a gunshot wound,” said Davie Police Maj. Dale Engle.

That man was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where he died.

CBS4’s Carey Codd was told the victim was not a CVS employee. Police said they took one man into custody and are talking to witnesses.

“There’s awesome video at CVS. We need to look at that to determine where we go from here,” said Engle.

As for the employees and customers who were inside the pharmacy, it was absolutely terrifying.

“As soon as shots rang out, they did what any people would do, they ran for cover,” said Maj. Engle.

For Rodriguez, it’s frightening to imagine being on a routine shopping trip when someone pulls out a gun and starts firing.

“It’s just scary because it could have been anybody. Anybody could have been caught in the crossfire,” he said.

Police have not released the identity of the victim or shooter.

If you can help Davie Police, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.

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