MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Two men were airlifted to the hospital after a shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Chopper4 over the scene spotted one person on a gurney being loaded into a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue helicopter, which had landed on a field near NW 183rd Street and 47th Avenue.
A short distance away, police were going over a dark-colored Chevy SUV which had a number of bullet holes in its windshield.
The vehicle was parked in front of a Taco Bell located in a strip shopping center at 48th Avenue and 183rd Street.
“I saw the SUV stop in front of the other one, started firing, I saw the gun powder, the gun was shooting and there was powder, as soon as I saw the shots and heard it, I drop to the floor,” said witness Antonio Gonzalez.
The shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. at a Pizza Hut across the street.
The manager said she heard the gunfire and then looked from the window.
“All I heard was boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. I was inside and I saw smoke, and the gunshots were just like coming out, boom, boom, boom,” Colette Jones said.
Police suspect both a black SUV and white BMW were involved in the drive up, ambush style shooting.
“Let’s focus on those two cars. I know the community had to see something, somebody had to see something. We urge them to contact Crime Stoppers with that information,” said Miami-Dade police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta.
One of the injured men managed to drag himself 50 to 60 yards away in an attempt to escape before he collapsed.
Both of the men, who had been shot multiple times, were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Police have not released the names of the victims and their conditions were not known as of Tuesday afternoon.
A woman on the scene identified the victims as her son-in-law and her son-in-law‘s brother.
She said the family was traveling in separate cars together from a child’s school graduation ceremony and had stopped at the shopping center to get a bite to eat when the shooting happened.
The woman and children did not see the shooting.
Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 305-471-TIPS, and be eligible to collect a reward of up to $3,000.