Lauderdale Lakes

Shooting Leaves Man Injured, 3 in Custody in Lauderdale Lakes: BSO

Just two miles away from the shooting, authorities also investigated a car crash

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A man was injured and three people were taken into custody following a shooting in Lauderdale Lakes Monday afternoon, authorities said.

Broward Sheriff's deputies responded around 4 p.m. to the 3700 block of Northwest 21st Street near the Cambridge Square Apartments and found a man who was shot multiple times.

Deputies set up a perimeter to search for the shooter, and three people were taken into custody shortly after, according to BSO.

Just two miles away, authorities also investigated a car crash in the area of Northwest 34th Avenue and 7th Street. It was unknown how or if the crash was connected to the shooting.

Ashley Battle and her family live just a few houses down from the car crash.

"I was inside my home and it sounded like a big canon went off," she said, adding that police were actively searching in her neighborhood.

"I was scared because I didn't know what was going on," Battle said. "I'm hearing rustling and tussling in my backyard, I don't know what's going on."

One neighbor said she saw three men running, and police put at least one of them on the ground.

"When I came, I saw a lot of police helicopters and I saw two or three boys run - and after 20 minutes, I see one and they put him on the floor," she said.

The shooting victim was taken to a nearby hospital, and his condition was unknown.

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