Deputies: Gunman carjacks mom, son during driving lesson

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 08:45:00-05

WESTON, Fla. - Investigators say a woman and her son were forced at gunpoint to drive to the edge of the Everglades after being carjacked during a driving lesson in an upscale Fort Lauderdale suburb.

Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says in a news release that the woman was teaching her son to drive a stick shift Monday afternoon in a school parking lot in Weston. The gunman ordered her to drive to a rest stop on U.S. 27.

Coleman-Wright says at the rest stop, the man inquired about the mother's finances. The son got into a struggle with the man and was shot twice in the leg. A witness saw the commotion and helped detain the man.

The son was taken to the hospital.

Detectives are still investigating. The man faces multiple charges.

No names were released.