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Arrest made in Lauderhill Mall shooting that left a child injured on Memorial Day

Man arrested in Lauderhill Mall shootout that injured child
Man arrested in Lauderhill Mall shootout that injured child 00:29

LAUDERHILL – Lauderhill police detectives say they've made an arrest after a shootout at Lauderhill Mall left a 9-year-old injured. 

Detectives had determined that three vehicles were involved: a white Toyota Prius, a white Chevrolet SUV, and a black Chevrolet SUV.

The woman who drove the black Chevrolet SUV returned to the location of the shooting and is
cooperating with the investigation.

Police identified Jeremy Lockhart as the driver of the white Chevrolet. 

Lockhart has been charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and felony probation violation. He is in custody at the Broward County Jail. 

Detectives are actively working on identifying the occupant of the white Toyota Prius.

It all took place on Memorial Day at the Lauderhill Mall parking lot in front of the Fresco y Mas store off SR 7.

According to witnesses, two drivers in front of the store got into an argument.  

Witnesses say, one of the drivers got out of his car and began shooting randomly.

The child was struck in the foot, according to nurse Katrina Hamilton, who says she bumped into the child as everyone was running away.

"He was shooting everywhere," she said of the adult assailant. "We tumbled and that's when we saw a lot of blood. The child was hit in his foot.

"I stopped the bleeding. Took his shirt off and wrapped it around his foot until paramedics got there."  

According to fire rescue, the child was transported to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The boy has since been released from the hospital.

Police are still looking for the other shooter.

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