Police Searching for Suspect in Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Man shot in stomach during possible robbery attempt early Tuesday, police looking for suspect

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Police are investigating after a man was shot in Fort Lauderdale during what's believed to have been a robbery attempt.

The shooting happened sometime before 6:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Northeast 13th Street, Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Greenlaw said.

Greenlaw said the victim, a white male was approached by the suspect for a possible robbery. During the confrontation, the victim was shot in the stomach, Greenlaw said.

The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was in surgery Tuesday morning. Detectives are hoping he can help catch the suspect once he is out of surgery, Greenlaw said.

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

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