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One Person Injured In Opa-locka Shooting

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Car shot up in Opa Locka (Source: CBS4)

Car shot up in Opa Locka (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a man was found suffering from gunshot wounds near a bullet ridden car.

Miami-Dade police received reports of a shooting near NW 139th Street and 24th Avenue around 2:30 Sunday afternoon with people home and kids playing.

When Opa-locka Police officers arrived, they found a vehicle with at least 12 bullet holes in it, but no one was inside.

Investigators said a 22-year old man had been chased by the two vehicles who fired on him repeatedly with an AK47 and 9mm hand gun.

After being shot, police said the man abandoned his car in the 2400 block of NW 140th Street.

“At which point he crashed into the barriers along the canal, dove in the canal and got up on the other banks, where he collapsed on the other side,” said Opa-locka police spokesman David Chiverton.

The victim was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center, where he was said to be stable.

Police reported that at least 30 bullet casings were found.

“It absolutely concerns us,” said David Chiverton, a spokesman for the city of Opa-Locka. “Our police department has been aggressive in to eradicate these types of activities from the city. It’s unfortunate that it happened today but, as you can see our detectives are on the scene. We hope to speak with the victim soon to see what information we can get from that.”

Police indicated they are looking for two two men males in two separate cars: a silver, late model BMW and a silver or gray Toyota Corolla.

If you have any information, you are urged to call Crime stoppers at (305) 371-TIPS.

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