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PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a deadly shooting in gated Pembroke Pines community.
Just before 5 a.m., police received reports about gunfire in Cobblestone. Arriving officers found the body of a man in a playground area at SW 147th Terrace and SW 7th Street. He had been shot multiple times.
“He was wearing red pants, red shirt, red top, and sprawled back on top of the park bench at the playground,” said Alex Fife.
Fife lives in the neighborhood and was surprised.
“This is a very quiet neighborhood. I have no clue what could have gone on possibly. I don’t know,” he said.
The entrances to the community were immediately secured and police set up a perimeter.
A Broward Sheriff’s Office helicopter was called in to assist in the search for a suspect or suspects. The search came up empty.
Police have not released the name of the man who died. When he heard of the shooting, David Ditman said the man may be a friend of his visiting from Orlando and is just days away from turning 19.
“I was shocked. I didn’t think anything. I didn’t think it was true. I was just praying that he was okay,” he said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).