Man killed in shooting at vacation rental in Wilton Manors

Karl Merton Ferron/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

A man died Sunday night after he was shot multiple times at a vacation rental home in Wilton Manors, officials said.

Wilton Manors Police were called to the home in the 500 block of Northwest 28th Court shortly before 11 p.m. and found the victim inside with multiple gunshot wounds, the Sheriff’s Office said late Monday afternoon.

Officers tried to save his life until he was taken to Broward Health North. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect has not been identified.

The address is a licensed rental property and Wilton Manors Police have talked to the owner since the shooting, the police department said in a news release Monday evening. Chief Gary Blocker said in the statement that the department has increased its presence in the area.

The victim’s name is withheld under Marsy’s Law, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that allows crime victims to shield their identifying information from the public.

The Sheriff’s Office investigates deaths within Wilton Manors’ jurisdiction, and their Homicide and crime scene detectives are leading the investigation with help from the police department.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call Homicide Det. Steven Novak at 954-321-4325 or Wilton Manors Police Sgt. Bob Cohen at 954-390-2178. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477, online at, or by dialing **8477 from any cellphone.