Police are on the hunt for a suspect believed to be responsible for a Lauderhill, Florida, shooting authorities say was no random act of violence.
Gary Wallock was leaving the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse with his girlfriend on Monday afternoon when he was ambushed by a gunman in the fish market parking lot. The gunman fired several rounds at Wallock at close range. The victim died shortly after paramedics arrived.
The dramatic incident was caught on the fish market’s surveillance video, and police believe it is indicative of a targeted shooting.
“You can say he was executed,” Lauderhill police Lt. Gregory Solowsky told the Sun-Sentinel. “This was not a random act of violence, it was not a crime of opportunity.”
On Thursday night, Lauderhill police identified a suspect in the shooting: Trace Obrian Walker, 26, is being sought for Wallock’s murder. Police said he should be considered armed and very dangerous. The nature of Wallock and Walker’s relationship is unknown.
Based on the surveillance video of the shooting, Wallock appeared to be unaware of the gunman until shots were fired. Wallock’s girlfriend was also shot at, but was uninjured.
Police believe the shooter arrived to the fish market in a Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows, and the Florida tag EZX-F13.