Broward County

5-year-old boy, man seriously injured in Broward shooting

An argument between two men at a Lauderhill apartment complex ended with a shooting that left one man and a 5-year-old boy seriously hurt, police said.

The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 3100 block of Northwest 19th Street at the Lauderhill Point Apartments.

According to police, the unidentified wounded man was with the child in a hallway when they were fired at by the man.

“The 5-year-old was not the intended target,” said Michael Santiago, a spokesman for the department. “It appears the man knows the shooter.”

Both were rushed to Broward Health North and were in serious condition.

Detectives worked late into the night searching for evidence and speaking to witnesses, Santiago said.

“For someone to fire a weapon knowing a 5-year-old is there shows a wanton disregard for life,” Santiago said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.