FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in connection to a shooting of an 11-year-old and a woman on Saturday.
Fort Lauderdale police announced Joshua Ladson, 32, was taken into custody Monday and is charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Ladson is being held on a $100,000 bond. Police said additional charges are pending.
The news comes after police arrested Stanley Johnson, 61, for allegedly giving Ladson the gun during his fight with another man across the street from Broward Central Bus Terminal and near Fort Lauderdale City Hall.
Police said Ladson started shooting and the child and woman were hit. Police said they are not related.
“They’re two innocent victims. Just minding their business. Wrong place at the wrong time,” Fort Lauderdale Police Asst. Chief Frank Sousa said.
“It was pow, pow, pow, very loud. It was very scary. I never witnessed anything like that in my life,” said Lyndsey H.
“Before the cop cars got there the shooting kept going and going. We thought he would shoot more people, thank God he did not” she added.
Johnson, from Lauderhill, has been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The woman and child are listed as stable at Broward Health Medical Center.