MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police said a man had to be airlifted to a local hospital after being shot multiple times in Hialeah late Monday morning.
Authorities said it happened near the 5000 block of West 21st Avenue.
A Ring camera captured the sound of several shots fired in rapid succession.
“It’s a girlfriend-boyfriend thing,” said next-door neighbor Xiomara Antunez.
Antunez says she’s known the victim for 20 years. She identified him as Alex Sanchez.
“We heard the boom and he fell there,” said Antunez.
She says Sanchez’s ex-girlfriend pulled up in her sports car and began shooting at Sanchez while he was in his vehicle.
Antunez said Sanchez then got out of his vehicle, tried to run but collapsed on the street next to a mailbox.
“She loved him because she took him in her arms and said Alex wake up. She didn’t realize the bad thing she did,” she added.
Police said the victim was shot in the chest and had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Neighbors say Sanchez and the woman had been dating for over a year and that she was frequently at his home.
Hialeah police sergeant Ibel Perez said, “We haven’t made an arrest. As soon as we talk to all the witnesses, we will either charge this person or let her go.”
Images from Chopper 4 showed a black sedan riddled with bullets, along with a smashed windshield.
Sanchez’s condition is currently unknown.
The woman was taken into police custody following the shooting, police said.
Authorities say they recovered the gun used in the shooting.
Late in the afternoon, friends of the victim placed a candle in the driveway where he stood just hours ago before he was shot without warning.