By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel
10:53 p.m. EST, January 28, 2013
A 56-year-old homeless man was recovering from a bullet wound late Monday after being shot in the head, Hollywood Police said.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Federal Highway near Taft Street. The victim managed to make the five minute walk several blocks back to the shelter at 1203 N. Federal Highway, operator Sean Cononie said.
“I was coming back from the gym and I saw him in the parking lot,” he said. “He had blood on him and apparently got shot a couple of blocks away and he walked back to the shelter.”
Shelter staff called 911 and the victim was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was expected to recover, police said.
A perimeter was set up in the area of the shooting to look for the gunman but crucial minutes … Read More »
Homeless stay connected in virtual community
January 26, 2013|By Johnny Diaz, Sun Sentinel
At times during her day, Daletha Brown feels like any typical 23-year-old.
She catches the bus to Broward College for class. She calls or sends texts on her smart phone. She boots up her laptop to log into Facebook where her profile page states that she lives in “Hollywood, Florida.”
But many of her 173 online friends probably don’t know she’s homeless.
“People are shocked when I tell them,” Brown said from the Homeless Voice shelter in Hollywood where she collected some bottles of shampoo and soap earlier this week. “I don’t tell them until I know I can trust them. They are shocked at first because you don’t normally see a homeless person going to college.”
Or posting on social media.
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