Broward County

Innocent Bystander Hit by Gunfire in Lauderdale Lakes Shooting Caught on Camera

BSO says the incident took place October 29th in Lauderdale Lakes

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Broward Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for multiple gunmen who were caught on camera opening fire and striking an innocent bystander during an altercation in Lauderdale Lakes in October.

Officials said the incident happened the night of Oct. 29, when the male victim approached two other men who were having a dispute near the 4300 block of State Road 7.

Surveillance video shows the crowd scattering, then one person pulling out a gun and shooting.

The victim — who is seen trying to take cover — was shot twice in the stomach and once in the arm.

"The victim remains in the hospital until this day and will most likely spend his Thanksgiving holiday in the hospital due to his injuries," said BSO spokesperson Gerdy St. Louis.

The video shocked some business owners who work nearby.

"It’s incredibly tragic that it was someone who was just minding their own business," said Avatar Ojar, who owns a shipping company nearby. He's kept his door locked every day since the shooting.

Detectives are asking for the public's help with information leading to the arrest of those involved. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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