3-Year-Old Found Fatally Shot in Hotel

In a tragic incident at a hotel in Broward County’s Tamarac area, a young girl’s life was cut short in a shooting. The event occurred early Saturday morning at the Extended Stay America, located on West Commercial Boulevard. This heartbreaking episode has sparked a comprehensive police investigation. Early on that fateful morning, around 8:19 a.m., emergency responders, including deputies and Tamarac Fire Rescue, rushed to the hotel following a report of gunfire. Upon their arrival, they discovered a 3-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. Tragically, she was declared dead at the scene.

The young girl, identified as Deyonnie, was remembered by her family as a lively and cheerful child, who was nearing her fourth birthday. She had been excited about a planned trip to Disney World, a dream that will now remain unfulfilled. The relationship between Deyonnie and the woman involved in the incident is yet to be clarified by authorities.

In response to the shooting, law enforcement officials cordoned off the area and deployed the Homicide Unit to delve deeper into the incident. The investigation has been thorough, with two individuals initially detained in Lauderhill in connection with the incident. They were found in a U-Haul pickup truck but were later released as the investigation progressed.

The incident has raised alarm among the residents of the hotel, who expressed concerns about the safety and increasing criminal activities in the vicinity. The Broward County police continue to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and are appealing to the public for any relevant information. They encourage anyone with insights to reach out to the Broward County Crime Stoppers. The investigation remains active and ongoing as the community grapples with the loss of a young life and seeks answers.