Detectives Return Fire In Miami Shooting
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two people were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital after a shooting in Miami.
It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the area of NE 2nd Avenue and NE 64th Street.
“Very surprised. This neighborhood has been very quiet for a long time,” said Walcott Heriveaux.
Miami detectives were at home located at 132 NE 64th Street wrapping up a Gun Bounty search warrant when a silver Toyota RAV4 pulled up to a group of people standing on a corner adjacent to the home.
“There were several officers standing outside of the residence when a vehicle pulled up just south of that address and began shooting into residences and some of the individuals that were standing in the street,” Lieutenant Rosanna Cordero-Stutz said.
The detectives returned fire but it is unclear if they hit anyone.
Two men, who police said were innocent bystanders, were hit by gunfire. The 23-year old and 31-year old were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The officers were not injured.
Now neighbors there are worried.
“It’s no good when somebody do something like this. It’s no good so,” Dumervil Belly said.
Investigators spent Tuesday morning interviewing witnesses and collecting shell casings that were scattered all over the neighborhood.
“It’s very scary, your driving, your working, your coming at night time, you wonder what’s going to happen to you if this thing keep on happening,” said a shaken Heriveaux.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.