Fort Lauderdale

Gunmen Open Fire on Cars, Apartment Complex in Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood

No one was injured in the gunfire and police are searching for two suspects

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Police are investigating after a pair of gunmen opened fire on an apartment complex and several cars in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood Monday night.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired at the apartment complex at 1201 East Sunrise Boulevard just before 10:30 p.m., Fort Lauderdale Police spokesperson DeAnna Greenlaw said.

When they arrived, the officers found the building and several cars had been struck by gunfire.

No one was injured in the gunfire or debris it caused, Greenlaw said.

More than a dozen shots were fired at the Bell Sunrise Apartments, hitting walls, windows and doors. Some of the rounds bounced around in people's apartments, in one case hitting a man's TV.

One resident said she heard multiple shots and ran for cover with her husband.

"I heard three gunshots and the sound of the bullet and I started screaming, 'they’re shooting!'" said the woman, who didn't want her name used. "My husband told me to get to the bathroom so I laid on the floor and called 911."

Greenlaw said detectives determined that the gunmen arrived in an unknown vehicle and opened fire from inside it.

"Due to the evidence left behind we know that the suspects were armed with two different types of high-powered rifles," Greenlaw said.

Detectives are gathering evidence, looking at surveillance footage and trying to determine who the intended target of the shooting was.

"This type of an incident is unusual for this area," Greenlaw said.

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

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