By Ashley Dyer

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man is in critical condition Wednesday night after dozens of shots are fired in a Lauderhill neighborhood.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. on the 5300 block of NW 18 Court.

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The area has been blocked off for hours as detectives work to investigate.

When police arrived on scene, they found a man inside of his car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  He was rushed to the hospital.

Witnesses say the exchange took place between two vehicles.  The people inside were firing shots back and forth at one another.

“At some point, one of the cars that’s right behind me, the white BMW veered off of the street, struck a pole and ended up resting over there,” says Lt. Mike Santiago with the Lauderhill Police Department

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Santiago says they have yet to ID the driver of the second vehicle.

“The other vehicle that was involved, which is described as a dark color vehicle fled the scene.  At this time, we don’t have any suspect information.  We’re asking the suspect to provide us and contact us with any information regarding this incident,” he says.

We talked to several neighbors who were too worried to go on camera with us because of all of the crime happening in this neighborhood.  They say gunfire is a weekly occurrence.

“It is brazen and if you notice the geography of this area there is only one way in and one way out,” says Santiago.

A man we talked with says the gate to the neighborhood is always open so anyone can get inside.  He thinks that’s part of the problem with the violence they’re seeing.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS (8477).