A harrowing scene took place at a laundromat on April 9 which took one man’s life. Customers were going about their business at Swifty Coin Laundry when a quartet of men approached the business.
“I seen these four guys with black hoodies, and I looked, and they started just unloading. They just started firing,” said witness Kenneth Graham, who was sitting in his car when the fracas ensued. Via WSVN.com.
The picture described by Graham sounds like it could have caused a lot more destruction, but it still tragically killed a man inside the laundromat located in the 4800 block of Hallandale Beach Boulevard.
The individual, whose identity has not yet been released to the public, was rushed to a local hospital but did not survive.
Detectives found dozens of bullet holes at Swifty Coin Laundry, which makes sense considering the manner in which the assailants opened fire.
In addition to the potential injury that could have been caused by that many shots, the small business is also trying to pick up the pieces emotionally.
“I don’t want my customers to be scared,” said Assistant Manager Marie Catherine Jean Jones. “Because everything will be—now is all right, everything’s ok.” Via WSVN.com
The traumatic experience is going to be difficult for customers to put in their rear-view mirror, even though this does appear to have been an isolated incident.
The search for the foursome of shooters remains ongoing, and law enforcement encourages anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers.
As of this moment, it does not seem as if the ongoing investigation will impede operation of the laundry, which is a positive sign for the business.
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is saddened to hear about this event happening in the community. The firm can be reached at (561) 655-1990 to address legal questions the public may have.