Deputies identify 13-year-old girl fatally shot in Broward. No arrests have been made

A 13-year-old girl shot and killed in a residential area of North Lauderdale was identified on Tuesday by detectives as Samyiah James.

At around 10:45 p.m. Monday, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies rushed to the 7400 block of Southwest 12th Court after shots were fired in the area. There they found James with a gunshot wound.

The teen was taken by helicopter to a hospital where she was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been made in connection to the fatal shooting.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call Homicide Detective John McGlynn at 954-321-4208. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), online at, or dial **TIPS (8477) from any cellphone in the United States.