Lockdown lifted at Coral Reef High School as police investigate shooting nearby

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A lockdown has been lifted at a Southwest Miami-Dade high school, Monday morning, as police investigate a shooting near the school.

Miami-Dade Police said the call came in at around 6:15 a.m. that shots were fired on 112nd Avenue in Richmond Heights. Just after 7 a.m., Miami-Dade Schools Police ordered a lockdown at Coral Reef Senior High School, located at Southwest 152nd Street and 102nd Avenue, as a precaution while the search for a suspect began.

Miami-Dade Police later confirmed this was a shooting investigation.

The lockdown was lifted shortly after 8:30 a.m.

BioTECH at Richmond Heights High School was also placed on lockdown for a short time before resuming normal activities.

An SUV was seen surrounded by police and caution tape with its doors open and bullet holes visible on its left side. Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Carlos Rosario said the victims were a 31-year-old male and 27-year-old female, both shot in their upper torsos.

“A school board officer advised on the police radio that she was with a female at 152 Street and 102 Avenue that had been shot,” Roasario said. “Moments later, there was a vehicle also discovered with a second male shot at that intersection.”

“They were transported in stable condition,” added Rosario.

Police said no arrests have been made during the investigation, but by noon, police cornered in on a home near 112nd Avenue and detained a man and woman.

“I can’t believe it’s happening in Richmond Heights. I live right down the street,” said Marlita Montgomery. “I just pray that everything’s OK.”

According to Montgomery, the two shooting victims are a couple, and she hopes the pair recover quickly.

Police had to shutdown roads between Southwest 100th and 104th avenues and 152nd and 153rd streets. Everything has reopened, however, except for 102nd Avenue.

A heavy police presence remains in the area, as well.

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 $1,000 reward.

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