Driver Hospitalized After Being Shot in Fort Lauderdale Intersection: Police

The incident took place just after 4:30 a.m. near the 1500 block of Northwest 7th Street

NBC Universal, Inc.

Police are investigating a driver who was shot early Thursday morning in Fort Lauderdale.

The incident took place just after 3:45 a.m. near the 1300 block of Northwest 7th Street.

“We heard somebody say give me your keys, and then he was saying help,” said April Jeff, who lives steps away from where the shooting took place. “We just heard 5 or 6 shots fired. So at that point, we didn’t want to open the door.”

Jeff said the screams for help continued, and she eventually opened the door to find a man bleeding on her front steps and she called police.

“I wasn’t thinking of danger,” said Jeff. “I just went and tried to cover him up, because he didn’t have any clothes on and I was just trying to help him.”

Fort Lauderdale Police were at the scene investigating, with an officer telling NBC 6 that the driver was shot and taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Police investigators say preliminary reports do not show the shooting to be random.

Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updates

Contact Us