FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on a gunman who shot two nighttime bicyclists last week. One bicyclist was killed and another ended up at Broward General Medical Center in critical condition. The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Northeast Third Avenue around mid-morning on Thursday. Police said the victims were Angel Velasquez, 24, of Fort Lauderdale and Velasquez’s 34-year-old friend.
The older bicyclist died, and police are waiting to notify his relatives before they release the person’s name. A spokesperson for the Fort Lauderdale police said that detectives do not know what triggered the shooting or who might have been responsible.
Another Fort Lauderdale shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Northeast Fifth Terrace, injuring Marckenzy Nelson, 21, of Fort Lauderdale. Nelson has a history of cocaine-dealing arrests and had been on probation since earlier this year, when he pleaded no contest to a charge of battery of a law enforcement officer.
Officials say a newer model white SUV was spotted in the area soon after Nelson was shot. Detectives are still searching for this vehicle and potential suspects.
Bicyclist slain, 2nd wounded in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 13, 2008
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