FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Several residents of a Fort Lauderdale apartment complex are fearful for their safety after shots were fired into their apartment building Monday night.
Fort Lauderdale Police said a dark vehicle entered the Bell Sunrise Apartments complex at 1201 East Sunrise Blvd. shortly before 10:30 p.m. Based on the evidence, investigators believe there were two shooters armed with different automatic rifles. They say two shell casings of a different caliber were found at the scene.
The building and several vehicles were hit, but no one was shot.
It is not known if there was a certain target location or individual.
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A resident named Chris said he was preparing to go to bed in his unit’s unit at the time of the shooting. After the shooters fled, he came out to find police at the scene and dozens of bullet holes left behind.
“Bullets in my building, above my window where I sleep,” he said.
Another resident who lives on the second floor showed Local 10 News how his living room window had several bullet holes clustered together. No one was in her living room at the time, but she said she saw another bullet go through her bedroom window and hit the ceiling.
“I thought I was going to die,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified. “I mean, never in a million years would I have thought this would happen here.”
She said she and her husband rushed into the bathroom and lay on the floor until they could call 911.
These residents say they felt safe in their homes but now want to move.
Detectives have assembled surveillance of the area and are also asking residents to check any cameras they may have between 10:25 p.m. and just after 10:30 p.m. for anything that may help with their investigation.
“Any little piece of this puzzle will help our detectives better understand what happened and identify the person responsible for it,” said Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
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