MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One person is dead, a second hospitalized after an early morning shooting in southwest Miami-Dade.READ MORE: Reward Offered In Search For Killer Of 6-Year-Old Chassidy Saunders Increased To $12,000
Investigators believe the men were standing in front of a home at 26246 SW 135th Place when the shots rang out.
Police said they received a call about gunshots around 2 a.m.
“When our units arrived on scene they discovered two males that had been shot,” said Detective Romelio Martinez.
A 38-year old man was killed, an 18-year old was critically wounded and taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center.
“We were all dropping to the floor,” said Isabella Martinez who lives in the area. “I was trying to keep my kids safe. It’s been going on too long, they need to do something about this.”
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“I was laying in bed trying to drop of to sleep and all you hear was gunshots. At first I’m thinking it was fireworks but it got louder and louder and louder,” said Natasha Maymi, “They were just ringing out ringing out.”
“It makes me very concerned. It’s not safe for anyone, it’s not safe for kids to be out. Kids going to school, they have to wake up to this and that’s not good at all,” said Keisha Daniels.
Witnesses said they heard a car speed off after the shooting. Police are trying to determine if more than one person was involved in the shooting.
“We don’t know if they were shot by a third party or by multiple subjects, we don’t know if maybe it was an exchange of gunfire. That’s part of the investigation is still pending,” said Det. Martinez.
“It’s senseless and it’s ridiculous,” said Maymi. “It’s not fair to the innocent people that work hard every day and just live their normal lives to have to go through this. No one should have to be ducking and running from bullets for no reason at all. I’m over it.”
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