MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A woman who was shot multiple times in Hollywood Wednesday afternoon remains in the hospital.
Her accused shooter was tracked down by police in Miramar and shot. He remains at a local hospital in critical condition.READ MORE: Florida Judge Set to Decide On School Mask Rule
It all started when Hollywood police received a 911 call from a woman reporting that she was being battered near Apollo Middle School and then shots were heard by the police call taker.
“While the victim was on the phone with 911, the call taker heard multiple gunshots in the background and officers quickly responded to the scene and rendered aid to the victim,” said Hollywood Police spokesperson Christian Lata.
The victim was rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Police say they tracked the suspected shooter to a residence in Miramar. When officers made contact with the man, Lata said the man was armed and fled.
And that is when “an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Lata said.
Police shot the man.
Hollywood Police are releasing few details about the incident.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be investigating the police-involved shooting of the suspect.
We don’t know how many officers shot the man or the specific circumstances that led up to the shooting.
Residents in Miramar said they heard a commotion then gunfire.
“It was a ‘boom, boom, boom, boom,’” said resident Danielle Rodriguez. “I didn’t know what I was hearing.”
Rodriguez said she was tending to her dogs outside when she heard the shots.
“I was very, very scared. I’m kind of in shock,” she said.
At the scene in Hollywood, police were seen pouring over a car parked near Apollo Middle School that the female victim was driving, police say. Police are saying there was a child in the car and that the child was unhurt. Police are not divulging any details about the relationship between the man and the woman.
Miramar Police assisted Hollywood Police because the suspect came to a home in their city.MORE NEWS: Florida Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Neighbor In Dispute Over 'Wandering Cat'
Police said the 911 tape will be used as evidence in the case.