Fort Lauderdale

Nightclub Nightmare: 2 Friends Murdered After July 4th Celebrations

Family members say Wendel Solivert and Louis Simon went to Club Pink South at 2829 West Broward Boulevard for a night of fun. As they were walking out of the club in the early morning hours of July 5, they were gunned down.

"There was anywhere from 20 to 50 people filing out of the club and into the parking lot to get into their vehicles who witnessed the murders," said Det. John Curcio, Broward Sheriff's Office.

The victims' families are shocked and not sure exactly what happened that night outside the club, but authorities are looking into every possible motive.

"We have very limited information; but based on the fact that these 3 guys came together and were leaving together we believe they were the intended targets," said the detective.

Surveillance cameras captured a vehicle speeding out of the parking lot after the shooting heading eastbound on Northwest 1st street near 27th avenue in Fort Lauderdale. According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, it may be a silver or grey Hyundai Sonata.

Detectives believe someone knows something because multiple people saw what happened. Now, Solivert and Simon's loved ones hope the community can help bring this case to a close.

"Put yourself in my shoes. Imagine if it was your mother or father or daughter who got shot and I was there and I witnessed it, you would want me to go find justice for your daughter, your son, your sister, your brother, whoever," said Lorinda St. Phar, Solivert's sister.

Solivert's family says they cannot afford to bury him. If you'd like to help the family, they have set up a GoFundMe page.

If you have information about the case call Broward Crime Stoppers anonymously at 954-493-TIPS.

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