An investigation is underway after a suspected murder-suicide left three adults dead and three children without parents after a Saturday morning shooting at a home in Tamarac.
Broward County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to a home on the 9700 block Northwest 83rd Street at 7:14 a.m. after reports of a shooting. SWAT team members entered the home and found a man and a woman dead inside. Investigators say another woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where she later died.
Officials identified the man as Clody Sylverne. The names of the two female victims were not released.
When deputies arrived, they also found three children – ages 4, 8 and 11 – inside the home. Deputies helped the children out through a bedroom window and took them to a safe location.
A close family friend said he had last spoken to Sylverne on Wednesday, and his world had stopped when he learned the news Saturday morning.
“I can’t believe that, my heart is broken right now,” said Jimmy Chrisponte while holding back tears. “He was my best friend. That’s my best friend.”
“My phone was on silent so I could not be reached. When I opened it and I found all the missed calls I was like what’s going on,” Chrisponte said.
Chrisponte recorded video of Sylverne happily celebrating his wife’s birthday in October. Despite the clapping and cheering in the birthday video, Chrisponte says the couple did have problems at times.
“To be honest, they had issues but I don’t want to get involved between a wife and husband,” Chrisponte said.
As the shooting investigation continues, BSO homicide detectives say they are not looking for anyone who may be on the run.