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Shootout At Broward Nightclub Leads to Murder Investigation

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Today's Sun Sentinel reports that two people were killed and ten others were wounded early Thursday morning when a dispute led to a shootout at a Lauderdale Lakes nightclub.

About 3:20 a.m., BSO deputies were notified about gunfire at a nightclub located on State Road 7.

According to BSO, one of the two involved in the dispute allegedly drew a weapon. At that time, an armed security guard working for the club drew his own gun and ordered the other man to put his weapon away.

At that point, witnesses state that numerous shots rang out.

When the gunshots stopped, one of the two men involved in the initial confrontation was dead inside the club, The man who was ordered to put down his gun later died in surgery at Broward General Medical Center, she said. Neither have been identified. The club's security guard was not hurt.

Rescue units from BSO Fire Rescue, Tamarac and Lauderhill took those who were wounded to area hospitals. One was in critical condition, the others were in serious condition, according to Moschella.

It wasn't immediately clear how many people opened fire and who fired the fatal shots. A long, drawn-out murder investigation is likely to occur. It is unclear at this point whether any survivors may be suspects.

Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney serving Miami-Dade and Broward. Call today to discuss your case or the case of a loved one.