Tragic Highway Shooting in Florida Claims Lives of Mother and Daughter

In a heartbreaking incident late Friday night, a four-year-old girl and her mother were fatally shot while driving on a Florida highway. When authorities responded to the emergency call, they discovered both victims with gunshot wounds in Broward County.

The child was tragically pronounced dead at the scene, while her mother, identified as Beatrice Saintvil, was rushed to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. As of Saturday morning, police were actively searching for the perpetrator, according to Local 10.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers were alerted to the shooting near mile marker 49, close to Hollywood Boulevard, just before midnight. The Florida Turnpike was temporarily closed early Saturday morning as investigators examined the scene and a tow truck removed the vehicle, which had multiple bullet holes on the front and back passenger sides.

“Sadly, the girl was pronounced deceased on scene,” stated FHP Lt. Indiana Miranda. “At the request of our department, Broward Sheriff’s Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene and are currently investigating this fatal shooting.”

The motive behind the shooting remains unclear, with authorities unsure if it was a targeted attack or a random act of violence. Police are urging anyone with information to contact Detective Ryan Schnakenberg at (954) 321-4247 or submit a tip through the SaferWatch app online.

This tragic event has left the community in shock, and the investigation is ongoing as authorities seek to bring justice for the victims.