MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Police are investigating possible arson at a Richmond Heights home after two vehicles went up in flames and neighbors reported gunshots.
Burnt ashes littered the driveway, after two heavily damaged cars were towed from the home.READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His Artwork
Miami-Dade police said spent bullet casings were found in the front yard of the property.
Neighbors report hearing several rounds of guns shots early Friday morning. Miami-Dade police said arson investigators were called to the home to determine the cause of the fire.
Gwen Swan, who lives next door to the home, said she woke to the sound of gunfire. She said when she looked out of her window she saw the flames which came within inches of her home.
“I’m really literally starting to panic because now it’s like 3 o’clock in the morning,” she said.
Around the same time, neighbors reported hearing several rounds of gunfire.READ MORE: Miami Weather: A Warmer, More Humid Sunday
“By the time I put my hand on my front door, I heard another round of gunshots,” said Swan.
She said she hit the ground immediately because she’s heard this before.
“And I’m like not again because this is not the first time we’ve heard gunshots from this same location, from this same house next door,” said Swan.
“Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident,” said Miami-Dade police spokesman Angel Rodriguez.
On the fence in front of the home, there were at least half a dozen bullet holes that have been painted over from the last time it was targeted.
“And right now, the second time around, I’m like, now I’m mad, you know because I’m hearing it again,” said Swan.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Neighbors said there have been issues at the home since the new tenants moved in. They’re hoping detectives can bring back calm to this quiet street.