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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An arrest has been made in the shooting of two Florida International University football players last month in Opa-locka.
Anthony Jones and Mershaw Miller were visiting Miller’s brother at his home in the 2400 block of NW 140th Street when a car pulled up and shots were fired from within the vehicle, according to police.
At least 16 shots were fired at those sitting on the porch. Surveillance video from a nearby home shows bullets flying, as two men run to the back of the house.
Both Jones and Miller were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Using the surveillance video, police tracked down the owner of the car. The owner of the car said she didn’t remember driving it on the day of the drive-by. Lorenzo Shine, 29, then came out of the woman’s house and retrieved two bags and something from the car’s glove box which he put in one of the bags. He took both bags inside the house.
The homeowner consented to a police search of the residence for guns. Inside one of the bags that Shine had removed from the car was a 40 caliber pistol.
During questioning, Shine admitted to police the car belonged to his girlfriend and he was behind the wheel the day of the shooting.
Police did not give a motive for the shooting.
Shine is facing a number of charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder.