MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One man was killed and two others were injured Tuesday afternoon in a shooting near a Home Depot in Hialeah Gardens.
Carlos Figueroa and Robert Maya were at work at ExclusiveBats, a baseball and softball bat shaving company, when they heard a shooting just feet away.READ MORE: Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más Drop Mask Mandate For Vaccinated Customers, Employees
“Right away we heard gunshots and I mean I heard gunshots inside, it sounded like a firecracker almost, and then we realized when we stepped outside and saw the body that something happened,” said Figueroa.
The three men were waiting for a City of Hialeah bus at NW 138th Street and W Okeechobee Road around 2:20 p.m. when a person with a gun walked up and started shooting at them, according to police. The shooter then fled on foot.
Mathew Stringer, 21 died on the scene. Two men, ages 66 and 38, were taken to Jackon Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.READ MORE: Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
“When I looked outside there were like 30 cops and they told me to shut down the bay because there’s a suspect on the loose,” said Maya.
Wednesday morning, Miami-Dade detectives were back in the area handing out flyers to people who work nearby.
“It’s always quiet, it’s very calm, and for that, that was pretty alarming. It was like man what’s going on, but this is a very quiet area,” said Maya.MORE NEWS: Broward Transit Resumes Collecting Bus Fares On June 1st
Police are still trying to determine what led to the shooting.