1 injured after man opens fire over parking spot at Tropical Park

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after, they said, a man opened fire on a vehicle in the parking lot of Tropical Park, Wednesday night, wounding a woman inside.

According to officials, the shooting stemmed from an argument over a parking spot, between 48-year-old Michael Levy and 63-year-old Rudy Velasquez.

Police said Levy and his wife were practicing parking, when Velasquez confronted Levy about his car blocking the handicap spaces. That’s when Levy pulled out a gun from his car, went behind a tree and opened fire, striking Velazquez’s wife, Cecilia Gonzales.

Gonzales was hit in the arm. She was then transported to Kendall Regional Hospital in stable condition. She is expected to be OK.

The chaos caught park goers off guard. “Caught me by surprise- all the lights, helicopters,” said one witness. “It really caught me by surprise because it’s a real safe park. I’ve never seen any problems over here.”

Police held everyone involved for questioning as they conducted their investigation. However, no arrests were made.

Tropical Park is a popular place for people to come exercise. However, the shooting took place in a parking lot away from the baseball and soccer fields.

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