MIRAMAR, Fla. – A 19-year-old woman who was visiting South Florida has died from injuries suffered in what police have called a targeted attack on a group of people that left a nightclub.
Two other women were injured early Monday after leaving the Grand Cafe Restaurant & Lounge in Pembroke Pines, police said.
Authorities said the shootings began around 2:15 a.m. Monday, several miles from the club, in Miramar.
The people who left the club were traveling in three cars when a motorist opened fire on them, according to investigators.
Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said it is not clear whether the women were targeted, or if the shooter was after someone else in the group of three cars.
A black GMC Yukon was shot multiple times as the shooter chased the vehicle through a residential area in Miramar, several miles away from the club, Rues said.
The 19-year-old and the other critically injured victim were riding in an Infinity, which was shot up about a mile away from the first scene. All three vehicles stopped at that point, but the female driver of another Infinity then took off, police said.
The shooter chased her into nearby Davie, and shot her, investigators said. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The 19-year-old later died at Memorial Regional Hospital, Rues told news outlets. Her family has invoked Marsy’s Law, which enables police to withhold the names of crime victims. She was from visiting from another part of Florida, police said.
After an initial review of surveillance video, investigators still were not sure whether the shooter was inside the club or in the parking lot early Monday when the group left.
An investigation is still underway.