3 shot at Florida check cashing store

AP News
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 1:39 PM
3 shot at Florida check cashing store

A sheriff's SWAT team has stormed a check-cashing store in South Florida where three people were shot and critically wounded.

The incident in unincorporated Broward County near Fort Lauderdale was reported as a robbery around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday

Broward County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says when deputies went inside they found a female clerk who had been shot. A male suspect who had been shot was outside. Another man who had been shot was across the street. It's unclear if he's a suspect.

Officials initially thought the clerk was being held hostage, and they waited until it was safe before going in.

Coleman-Wright says she's heard of no connection between the shootings and the fugitive siblings on the run following a series of crimes in Florida and Georgia.