Three people were hospitalized after a shooting and several crashes along a busy intersection Monday in Lauderhill.
Officers responded just after 3 p.m. to the 1000 block of State Road 7, where they found abandoned vehicles and shell cases at the scene of a shooting, said Lt. Mike Santiago of the Lauderhill Police Department.
Two vehicles were involved in the shooting, Santiago said. Occupants of a black vehicle started shooting at a tan-colored vehicle as they traveled along State Road 7.
To avoid the gunfire, the tan vehicle started cutting through lanes of traffic in the busy roadway and caused several crashes, Santiago said.
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The black vehicle caught up and started shooting at the tan vehicle. The occupants inside the tan vehicle started shooting back, Santiago said.
The black vehicle drove away from the scene and is still at large. At least four vehicles were involved in the crashes.
A witness drove three occupants of the tan vehicle to a hospital, Santiago said.
Late Monday night, Lauderhill investigators confirmed that one of the victims injured in the shooting is a rapper by the name Syko Bob.
“We was kind of like riding slow and when I looked him in his eyes, I was like, I know who that is,” said Rashard Gurrier, one of the Good Samaritans who recognized the injured rapper and stopped to help.
Tristan Johnson was the one who drove them to the hospital.
“I could hear one of the guys, you could hear the blood in his throat like as he's talking so I'm trying to hurry up and get there,” said Johnson. “If it was me and someone shot me and I needed help I would want someone to take me as well.”
According to police, the victims were in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital. According to Syko Bob’s social media, it appears that he might have been released already.
Police told us the victims stopped cooperating, however, police will still move forward with the investigation.
Santiago said it was too early to determine a motive and that police have no information on a suspect.
Anyone with information should contact Lauderhill Police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.