MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man was gunned down outside a Miami Gardens home overnight.
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. at NW 22nd Avenue and NW 152nd Terrace.
Witnesses said the driver of a white Ford truck with a loud exhaust seemed to be chasing after the man. Shots were fired from inside the truck which struck the man. He managed to make it a few steps more when he was hit again and fell to the ground outside a home.
The shooting happened right next to George and Debra Williams’ home.
“I went out of my house and I went to see the body lying there in the back. It was really sad,” said Debra Williams.
Williams said she and her husband heard the shots.
“I only heard eight shots. My husband said the body was lying in back by the gate and I said you got to be kidding. My dog stalks my yard every night and he was barking. It was a good thing he didn’t shoot my dog,” she said.
George Williams said he wasn’t surprised by the sound of gunfire in the middle of the night.
“You heat this all night every night, We heard the dogs started barking and then we hear the gunshots, the man was lying dead. It’s crazy,” he said.
Williams said they’ve lived in the neighbor for 10 years and they are fed up.
“They need to close the gas stations around here. They’re selling dope and drugs all night long. They all gather up by the bus stop in front of the house. They need to stop it and call the police and they need to come. It’s all night long between three o’clock in the morning and six, they run out of stuff and they start acting crazy. It’s all the time and they need to stop,” he said.
Both George and Debra said they saw the truck before it took off.
“Was a big old truck going by, firing random shots. My husband came out and it was a good thing he wasn’t caught in the crossfire. They need to top this crossfire because innocent people are getting shot,” said Debra Williams.
“It was a big white Ford pickup truck, it came back, they wanted to get the job done. They were callous,” said George Williams. “It happens too often. This is an ongoing thing. They don’t handle conflict well, these young men.”
“They don’t care about the children. They need more prayer and church and school. The violence needs to stop,” added Debra Williams.
The Williams say they are worried about their own safety.
“When the sun goes down I go in my house because of the danger and I don’t want to have to run for cover,” said Debra Williams.
George Williams said the man who was killed appeared to be about 25 years old. He said the man was wearing a band on his wrist as if he had just been released from the hospital.