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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A man’s sneakers, ball cap, and other articles of clothing on the ground shared space with evidence markers as Miami Beach investigated an early morning shooting along Collins Avenue.

“There were gunshots, boom, boom, boom,” said one witness as he described what he heard just before 6 a.m.

Chopper4 over the scene at 71st Street spotted a number of police cars and crime scene tape up near a Denny’s restaurant.

“The male sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and the female sustained a gunshot wound to the hand,” said Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez. “The female walked across the street to the Denny’s, that’s where the 911 call was made.”

Josh Poli was out for his morning jog along the boardwalk when the shots rang out.

“I was on 69th and heard gunshots, I ran, I booked,” said Poli. “I thought someone was either getting robbed or getting killed.”

The injured man and woman were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police spent hours scouring the area for clues and talking with potential witnesses in order to get a handle on their gunman – and his motive.

“Right now we are looking for the subject who fled in a dark-colored it BMW, according to witnesses he is a Hispanic male,” said Rodriguez.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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