MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Gunfire erupted at three different scenes within a 12-hour period, all in the same Miami-Dade County Commission District.
In the end, two women were killed and a man was shot and rushed to the hospital.
The sound of gunfire frightened a lot of people in Miami-Dade County since late last night.
One woman, who didn’t want to be identified heard shots take the life of her friend Monique Manley outside an Overtown apartment complex at 1955 NW 2nd Court around 11pm, Monday night.
“She was sitting on the back of the car with somebody and somebody came by and just started shooting,” said that friend.
Manley’s four children were inside the home when they lost their mother.
“They had to come outside the back window because they didn’t want to see their mom,” said the friend.
Then, roughly three hours later shots awoke Precious Dennis, her grandmother and her baby out of their sleep.
“We’re all scared, not trying to move because you don’t know where it’s coming from,” said Dennis.
Police responded to the reports of the shots but found nothing.
Neighbors discovered the body of Caroline Frye around 7 a.m. on Tuesday in front of a Brownsville home at 2989 NW 43rd Terrace, known in the neighborhood as a drug house.
“She was a good girl. She was a human being. She was a loving person. She was somebody’s daughter. She was my niece,” said an emotional Elizabeth Gibson, Frye’s aunt who says she watched Frye grow up.
Just over an hour later, a man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery at Northwest 17th Avenue and 16th Street.
Police are not connecting the crimes but their locations have a common theme.
The Overtown murder, Brownsville Murder, and Allapattah shooting and robbery all fall within County Commission District #3 and Commissioner Audrey Edmonson told CBS4’s Natalia Zea she is sick of it.
“I’m tired of seeing where our black men and women are actually killing each other off. That’s what I’m tired of. I’d like to see us finally say, well we’re gonna stop this and we’re gonna do something about it,” said Edmonson.
Edmonson has been working on initiatives, like enforcing a county-wide curfew for minors and holding community meetings to find new solutions.
She says we are all to blame for the violence plaguing our neighborhoods.
“They always ask me what am I doing about the crime. My answer and my response to residents that ask me that, I turn right around and ask them, what are you doing about the crime. Because it is a community thing,” said Edmonson.
Police have not made any arrests for these crimes.
If you have any information that can help police arrest the people responsible for these two murders and armed robbery and shooting call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
Commissioner Edmonson’s next crime community meeting is in August.