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Teen, Elderly Man Hurt, Woman in Custody After Shooting in Fort Lauderdale: Police

Fort Lauderdale Police say officers arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m. after reports of a shooting in the area of Southwest 29th Avenue and 13th Court

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A woman was in custody after a shooting in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning that left a teen critically injured and an elderly man also hospitalized, police said.

Fort Lauderdale Police officials said the incident unfolded just before 8:30 a.m. in the area of Southwest 29th Avenue and 31st Court, just south of Davie Boulevard.

When officers arrived they heard shots fired in the area and found a woman with a firearm, who was detained, police said.

Officers later determined the woman had disarmed the suspect, another woman who was later taken into custody, police said.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said two people were injured and both taken to an area hospital. One of the victims, a juvenile, was critically injured while the other victim, an elderly man, had non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The teen remained in critical but stable condition Tuesday evening while the man was treated and released from the hospital. Their identities weren't released.

A SWAT team responded to the scene and searched a home but found no other victims or suspects, Assistant Police Chief Frank Sousa said.

The suspect in the shooting, identified as 32-year-old Gwendlyn Whitfield-Dorsey, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Police said it appears to have been a domestic incident but it remained under investigation.

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