A shooting Tuesday morning at a check cashing store has caused traffic on West Broward Boulevard to be diverted south.
The Broward Sheriff's SWAT team responded to a 9:28 a.m. call at the store, at 2927 W. Sunrise Blvd. where an armed suspect was still inside, agency spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said.
"[Deputies] did report one person shot, and I don't yet know if that person is a victim or suspect," Coleman-Wright said then. "It is all unfolding."
Looking across six lanes of West Sunrise Boulevard that were traffic free because of the standoff, a grocery store owner said he saw a man in dark pants laying on the ground.
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"He was moving his feet but he's not there anymore," said Gersham McCalla, owner of Mr. Mack's grocery store. "I'm seeing a SWAT team and all kinds of police over there. There's about 10 vehicles and it's not just BSO, you've got Plantation Police too, and Fort Lauderdale."
McCalla said his wife had left the store on an errand but could not return because police had blocked the boulevard.
At about 11:15 a.m., at least a dozen heavily-armed SWAT BSO officers went around the west side of the building that holds the check cashing business.
Ten minutes later, a person was taken out of the check cashing store on a stretcher and put into a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue ambulance that took off with sirens screaming as SWAT officers standing nearby relaxed their stances.
Reporters at the scene are awaiting comments from Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti.