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.
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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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