Police: 16-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. — Fort Lauderdale police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Officers received a SoundThinking (formerly Shotspotter) alert around 2:15 a.m. between the 700 and 900 blocks of NW 9th Avenue, according to Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Casey Leaning.

Authorities said they found the boy on arrival, who had been injured in the shooting.

The Fort Lauderdale Fire Department took the victim to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Lining said.

According to police, the victim was in a car with several other people at the time of the shooting, and preliminary information indicates that the shooter may have been in another car.

Local News Team 10 was on the scene after the incident and saw detectives set up several clue markers in the middle of the road and block off the area for investigation.

Authorities said they did not know if any other victims were injured in the shooting.

Police did not identify the victim, and authorities did not name a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information is strongly advised to contact the Fort Lauderdale Police at 954-828-5700 or the Broward Crime Squad at 954-493-8477.

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