Broward County

Elderly Woman Hit By Stray Bullet Fired by Carnival Worker Near Broward County Fair Site

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. in the area of State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard in the city of Margate

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An elderly resident of a senior living facility was struck by a stray bullet after an argument between carnival workers near the site of the Broward County Fair led to gunfire Thursday morning, authorities said.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. in the area of State Road 7 and Margate Boulevard in the city of Margate.

Margate Police officials said two carnival employees got into an altercation over a woman and one of the employees pulled out a firearm and fired two shots.

One of the bullets traveled into the room of the nearby Waterside Landing senior living facility and hit a 91-year-old resident.

The resident was taken to Broward Health North with non-life threatening injuries.

Friends said the woman was hit in the foot but said it was her second injury in a short span of time, following a recent fall on her patio.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Brandon Craig, is being charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery and carrying a concealed weapon, police said.

The Broward County Fair had been scheduled to open Thursday and ends Dec. 5.

No other details were immediately known.

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