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Police Arrest Man Allegedly Involved in Shooting that Injured Woman and Child in Fort Lauderdale

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What to Know

  • Fort Lauderdale Police arrested a man they say supplied the weapon that was used in a shooting that wounded a woman and an 11-year-old child
  • The woman and child are currently in stable condition
  • Police are investigating the identity of the shooter

Police have arrested the man they say supplied the weapon used in a Fort Lauderdale shooting, which wounded a woman and child Saturday night.

According to Fort Lauderdale Police, 60-year-old Stanley Johnson retrieved a gun from a vehicle during an altercation between two males near Northwest 1st Street and 1st Avenue. Authorities say Johnson handed one of the men the gun, who then proceeded to fire the weapon, striking a woman and an 11-year-old boy.

The two victims were across the street at the Broward County Metro Transit Center. Police say they are currently at Broward Health Medical Center in stable condition.

During an investigation of the shooting, officers said a witness identified Johnson as the person who provided the weapon. They say Johnson later admitted to his involvement in the shooting.

Johnson faces two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The identity of the shooter is still under investigation.

Any person who may have witnessed the shooting, or has information on the incident, is asked to contact Detective Kirtman at 954-828-6070, or Detective Knapp at 954-828-4787.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to NBC 6 on air and online for updates

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