FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway into an early morning shooting that sent one person to the hospital.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said just before 6:30 a.m. they received an alert about gunfire from a ShotSpotter in the area of W Broward Boulevard and 29th Avenue.READ MORE: 'I Am A Conqueror': UFC Fighter, Miami Native Jorge Masvidal's Rise To Success, Sights On UFC Gold
Arriving deputies found multiple bullet casings nearby on the road in the 2900 block of NW 2nd Street.
The shooting jolted neighbors out of bed.
“I was sleeping and then I heard the shots,” said Vince Clark. “Between five and 10, it went off then stopped, then went off again, then stopped and I heard tires squeal.”
A few minutes after receiving the ShotSpotter alert, the sheriff’s office received word of a traffic crash in front of the Swap Shop on W Sunrise Boulevard in Lauderhill.
“I was coming from the house going eastbound on Sunrise when I noticed a green and black Mustang coming toward me. I tried to avoid the Mustang, it ran head-on into me,” said the driver of a white van who didn’t want to give his name.
Lauderhill police said the driver of the green Mustang had been shot and bullet holes riddled the car.READ MORE: No Appointment Needed Now At Most Broward Drive-Thru Vaccine Sites
The driver of the van said he ran over to him to help.
“The guy came out of the car and was stumbling on the ground and I got out the van, I went to try to help him, to stop the traffic from coming to hit him, and the guy told me he was shot,” he said.
The van driver said the man’s gunshot wounds appeared to quite serious.
“He had one in his left upper chest, one on his left side, one in his abdomen on his side,” he said.
The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, no word on his condition.
Broward sheriff’s detectives are now trying to determine what led to the shooting.MORE NEWS: 2 People, Dog Shot By Man Who Got Into Gun Battle With Officers In Hialeah Gardens
“Broward sheriff’s office robbery detectives are investigating this incident and treating it as an armed robbery,” said Broward sheriff’s Sgt. Donald Prichard.