FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Lauderhill Police are investigating a triple shooting early Thursday that sent three men to the hospital.
“Detectives are looking at it as some sort of robbery at this particular time. A robbery gone wrong,” said Lauderhill Police Lt. Mike SantiagoREAD MORE: Miami Gardens Faith Leaders, Officials & Community Members Come Together To Remember Lives Lost To Gun Violence
The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. at 3862 Northwest 67 Way.
Bobbie Wright, who lives in the area, said he woke to what he now knows were gunshots.
“It was like five or six gunshots and then when I got up and looked out the window, I saw two black cars. I didn’t really see the first car, but I just saw the tail of it, but then the second car, it was a black Hyundai and it didn’t have any tints,” she said.
After the shooting, the three injured men were driving to the hospital when they spotted an officer in the 3400 block of Inverrary Boulevard.
“They were fleeing the area from where they were shot. They wanted to go to the hospital, but they came across the police officer who was right here on the roadway dealing with a disabled vehicle,” said Santiago.READ MORE: Orange County Officials Searching For 19-Year-Old Miya Marcano
The three men who had been shot were taken to Broward Health Medical Center.
Police went to the neighborhood where the shooting occurred, knocked on doors, and spoke to the people who lived there.
“He wanted to get my camera and my phone and what not,” said Wright.
“Everybody at that time was pretty much sleeping. So, to find somebody that actually witnessed something is going to be difficult. We’re looking for surveillance cameras to see if it captured the event and we’re looking for additional witnesses,” said Santiago.
Police said two of the injured men were listed as stable, the third was rushed into surgery. A fourth person, a woman, was also in the car but police said she was not hurt.MORE NEWS: Broward School Officials Go Looking For Unenrolled Students
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).