Deadly Shooting Near I-95 in Oakland Park: Broward Sheriff's Office

Broward Sheriff's Office officials are investigating a shooting in Oakland Park that claimed the life of one victim.

Authorities responded to a reports of shots fired at a vehicle near West Cypress Creek Road and I-95 in Oakland Park around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Christopher Washington, who was near the scene during the time of the shooting, said he heard a loud explosion and thought it was a crash. Washington added that he saw people standing in he middle of the road when they suddenly dashed away from scene.

"I heard a big explosion last night and then minutes later people were running from the scene and I don’t know exactly what happened but it was a big explosion," Washington said.

Deputies say two people were taken to Broward Health North. One victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. Friends identified the victim as 24-year-old Leonard Hankins.

The driver of the vehicle lost control and drove into a ditch near West Cypress Creek Road. The incident had traffic closed down in both directions.

Authorities said the shooting could have resulted from an incident at a bar where the people in the car had been.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

Contact Us