3 people shot outside Coconut Grove apartment complex

COCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) - - Three people were hospitalized, including a pregnant woman, after shots rang out in Coconut Grove, early Tuesday morning.

Miami Police are investigating the shooting and believe that several people were behind the shooting.

It happened outside of an apartment complex in the area of Elizabeth Street and Grand Avenue, at around midnight.

Valmore Rodriguez said he was working nearby when he heard multiple gunshots. “When we walked out, we were all worried because we heard gunshots,” he said through a translator. “There were three people shooting at each other. There was also a pregnant woman.”

City of Miami Police verified two men and a pregnant women were shot. One male victim was hit in the leg, and the other in the groin and arm area, police said.

One of the male victims has been identified as 34-year-old Clarence Leonard. The pregnant victim has been identified as Chelesy Rogers, who is reportedly seven months pregnant.

“I don’t know, I guess she was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

All the victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital and are now in stable condition.

One of the two men shot underwent surgery, according to a friend of the victims. He also said Rogers was shot in the shoulder and is expected to be OK.

“It needs to stop,” said Leonard’s mother, Sandra Riley. “I just pray that he lives, and they need to pray that he lives, those that did it.”

Miami Police believe there was more than one shooter, and that one suspected gunman is a 27-year-old black male. The male was reportedly wearing a white v-neck shirt. Officials have not yet released any further information.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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