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NORTH LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man’s body was found inside a burning car in North Lauderdale Tuesday morning.

The body was discovered after fire rescue doused the blaze around 5:00am in North Lauderdale’s Bicentennial Park at 6100 Kimberly Boulevard.

BSO have not identified the man but say his death is being investigated as a homicide.

“When BSO deputies were dispatched, they found a male in the car and indication of a homicide,” said BSO spokeswoman Joy Oglesby.

Deputies spent most of the morning looking for clues. Detectives searched the rec center adjacent to the park. Neighbors say around the time of the car fire, they heard what they thought were shots being fired.

“Five gunshots rang out. We looked and heard a car squealing off,” said neighborhood resident Tiffany Bryant.

“I heard three or four shots. Heard a few more. I kept looking out all my windows,” another neighbor told CBS4 News.

BSO deputies are not saying how the man died. His body is at the Medical Examiner’s office.