FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man was shot to death early Friday morning in Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale police said it happened just before 5 a.m. at 630 NW 10th Terrace. Their initial investigation found Brett Shell, 34, was shot while leaving his friend’s home and walking through the parking lot to his car.READ MORE: Out Of Work? These Places Are Hiring
People living in the area told CBS4 they heard multiple gunshots.
“Firecrackers, basically. Firecrackers,” said Cornelious Washington who said he woke up to the sound of four or five gunshots. “We weren’t coming outside until there were police around.”READ MORE: 250 Gators Removed From Walt Disney World Properties Since Boy Died In 2016 Attack
Shell’s father told CBS4 his son lived in Pompano Beach and had three children, including two under the age of 5. Shell grew up in South Florida and went to Deerfield High School, his dad said.
The family said he was known for carrying cash and they believe he may have been targeted.MORE NEWS: Palm Beach School District Sued Over Mental Health Policy
Neighbors told CBS4 he didn’t live in the area but came there often.