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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – A deadly night in Miami Gardens after a shooting claimed the life of one man and injured a second.
Police said around 8 p.m. Monday they received word of the shooting at 206th Street and NW 15th Avenue. When officers arrived, they 26-year-old Maceo Wright bleeding from gunshot wounds in a parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A few blocks away, at 203rd Street and NW 13th Avenue, police discovered a second male who had been grazed by a bullet in the shooting. He was taken to the hospital.
A day later, it was a different setting as officers swarmed a Dunkin Donuts, where the Miami Gardens Police Department was connecting with the community with their Coffee With A Cop event.
When asked about it, Police Chief Delma Noel Pratt tried to address the deadly double shooting.
“The shooting is very fresh still we’re still looking at various, we don’t have very much to go on as of yet,” she said.
Neighbors who live in the area said despite Miami Gardens reputation, Coconut Cay, where the gunfire rang out, is not a community where they see that kind of violence.
“Whenever something happens, when we go out of town, we notify one another, we know each others’ house, each other by name,” said Dorothy Smith.
While there is no description of the shooter, police say they are looking for a late model white Toyota Camry.
“We’re taking our neighborhood back, as law enforcement as a community, we’re not gonna stand for this,” said Pratt.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
By Rielle Ceighton