One Person Shot After Funeral In Northwest Miami-Dade

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Family and friends gathered following a funeral in Northwest Miami-Dade ended up fearing for their lives after someone started shooting into the crowd.

A woman who was at the home, but did not want to be identified, said two people got out of a car and started shooting.

Police are still trying to piece everything together but they said one person was shot and taken to the hospital. They said Vladimie Jean-Gilles was shot in the buttocks.

Raul, a witness who asked us not to use his last name, was doing some survey work along northeast 146th street when he almost became a victim himself. He was inside this truck when the shooting started.

“Some guy just pulled out a gun and started unloading and I ducked down inside a truck but he hit the truck two times, one right on the hood, one right by me. Another inch I would’ve been dead,” said  Raul.

Raul said it appeared the gunman was targeting one person.

“He was shooting at one person in specific. Some guy was running. He was shooting at him. The guy ran next to my truck. Unfortunately, I got caught up in the crossfire,” said Raul.

His truck wasn’t the only vehicle in the neighborhood with bullet holes.

Ricot Merus was on his way home in his car when the shooting started. “I was waiting to die,” he said.  Worried he wouldn’t survive, his thoughts turned to his family. “I was thinking, I mean, I’m going to leave my three kids behind,” said Merus.

Police are still looking for the gunman or gunmen.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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