Broward County

Two dead, one injured in overnight Broward County shooting

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigates the scene of a shooting on the 2800 block on Broward Boulevard on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Broward Sheriff’s Office investigates the scene of a shooting on the 2800 block on Broward Boulevard on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Sun Sentinel

Two men are dead and one injured after an early Wednesday morning shooting just outside Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies, along with Broward Fire Rescue, first responded to reports of a shooting at a nightclub around 4:15 a.m. on the 2800 block on Broward Boulevard, police said. One man died and was discovered by police at the scene.

Police said two other men were shot and taken to a local hospital before deputies arrived. One later died of his wounds, and another is still recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Family members told NBC6 that the victim found at the scene was 21-year-old Wendell Soliphar, and that he was leaving a nightclub when he was caught in the gunfire.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office did not confirm Soliphar’s identity Wednesday morning. Neither of the other victims’ names was released.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

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