MIRAMAR(CBSMiami) – It was strange site at a busy Walmart store in Miramar as a shooting victim was dropped off by a driver and police sealed off an area by the front of the store with yellow crime scene tape.
Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that the unidentified victim had been shot in a residential neighborhood not far from the Walmart store on University Drive just south of Pembroke Road and then driven there.
Rues said it was not clear exactly where the man had been shot in Miramar or why the driver picked the Walmart store instead of dropping him off at a hospital.
She said he was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital.
Part of the store was sealed off for more than an hour by the crime scene tape as investigators looked at and inside the maroon Suzuki Forenza that the victim was in.
Shortly before 5 p.m., the car was towed from the scene and the tape was taken down.
Shoppers told D’Oench they were surprised by the police activity.
“When I got here I saw police talking to one man by the car,” said Terry Ingram. “I went shopping. I went to run an errand. Then I found out one man got shot. It was kind of a surprise to me. I thought this was innocuous at first. Then all of a sudden, I saw this.
“I’m a former police officer and I don’t know what to think about all of this. I have not formed an opinion yet,” he added
Rues said she did not know the motive for the shooting. She said the victim was not cooperating.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office used its helicopter in the search for the gunman.
Rues said police do not have a good description of the suspect or suspects.
Anyone who can help Miramar Police should call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).