By Peter D'Oench

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An Opa-locka security guard was shot trying to stop three car thieves.

The owner of the property, at NW 26th Avenue and 141st Street, said the three young males who were were wearing gloves and masks, smashed their way in through the front door with a rock.

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They then scoured the dealership, grabbing most of the remote key fobs, and then shot a security guard who employees said tried to stop them. One of the three males in the video was seen carrying a gun.

Employees told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that the victim is a private security guard who was allowed to live in an apartment on the property.

It’s not clear if he has been released from the hospital where he was transported. When reporters knocked on the door of his apartment Thursday afternoon, a man inside that apartment said in Spanish that he did not want to comment.

“He is doing okay,” said Frank, the property owner.

He said two cars were stolen.

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Surveillance tape shows some people running in the parking lot. One person then gets in a car and two cars crash through this iron gate as the burglars took off. The surveillance tape also shows police arriving on the scene.

“It’s bad. There is broken glass from the windows and they took keys for all the cars,” said Frank.

Frank did not provide a description of the cars that were taken. He said he is grateful the security guard was not seriously injured.

“This is bad. People don’t want to work. They just want to take things from other people,” said Frank.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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Opa-locka police have not released details yet about the shooting or those involved. They said they planned to send out a news release about the incident.

Peter D'Oench