Two shootings in one day in Southwest Broward leave two people dead

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Two West Park shootings in Southwest Broward just hours apart left two people dead Monday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a call of shots fired around 3:09 a.m. Monday near the 4100 block of Southwest 19th Street in West Park, according to a BSO release.

When they arrived on the scene, they found Wayne Whyte, 32, from North Miami Beach, with gunshot wounds.

A Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crew took the victim to a nearby hospital, where he died.

About 13 hours later, at 4:04 p.m., deputies responded to another deadly shooting about two miles away from the previous shooting in the 5800 block of Southwest 27th Street.

Abraham Puthiyel, an employee of a liquor store opposite the scene of the second shooting, Prime Liquors-Miramar, said the loud gunshots startled his customers.

“I heard the sound, but I don’t know what it was,” Puthiyel said.

The sheriff’s crime scene and homicide detectives are investigating the first shooting, while deputies are conducting a death investigation into the second.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective. John Curcio at 954-321-4210. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.