NORTH MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Police are searching for the people responsible for killing an innocent bystander in North Miami Beach during a drive-by shooting.
Investigators said two people were shot around 2 p.m.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed ID'd By Police
Police believe the person who died was an innocent bystander who was in an adjacent yard, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Kyron Richmond Elderly, 49, was found laying in a lawn when police arrived. Police say he was likely hit when the shooters sprayed NE 173rd Street with bullets. He died after he was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
“I’ve got the picture in my mind of him in the front yard, tinkering around and planting stuff,” said neighbor Debra O’Brien. “I can’t imagine he’s gone. I feel horrible for him and his family.”
Police said a gray or silver car pulled up, several gunmen fired several weapons. Then, they got back inside a silver or gray Chevy Cruze at them and drove off. Police said one man was found shot inside of a white Mercedes.
“Obviously, there was some beef or argument between the parties, for this car to come by and fire shots and so many shots,” said Major Kathy Katerman of the North Miami Police Department. “We have multiple cars that were hit.”READ MORE: Shot Doral Police Officer In Serious But Stable Condition, Second Officer Recovering
O’Brien said she suspected something like this could happen.
“I did know that there was some type of peculiar activity going on three doors down from me,” said O’Brien. “People were driving various cars, and people going on and exchanging money, exchanging packets and things. I would go to the crime watch meetings, and I did mention (to police) that there was some kind of suspicious activity down there. They seem to know about it and nothing happened.”
The man found inside the white Mercedes is still at the hospital and has not been identifed.
Police are asking anyone with for information on the gray or silver Chevy Cruze to contact them.
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