Pregnant woman shot in Northwest Miami-Dade, gunman at large

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - An investigation is underway after, police said, a pregnant woman was shot in front of a home in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call of shots fired near Northwest 49th Street and 19th Avenue, at around 5:20 a.m., Friday.

Officials said the woman was shot multiple times in the upper part of her body. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where she was last listed in stable condition.

The condition of her unborn child is unknown at this time.

According to officials, the victim is in her 20s. However, her identity has not yet been released.

Neighbors of the victim said they heard about six gunshots but did not get a good look at the shooter.

“I went out there to see what happened,” said neighbor Neil Lawrence. “I went out to the sidewalk, and they told me to get back in the house.”

“It’s not good. It’s not good at all. You don’t got no reason to shoot anybody,” said neighbor Roger Dorcin. “You got problem with somebody? You call them, you sue them. You call them under the law. You don’t got no reason to put your hand on nobody.”

7Skyforce HD flew over the scene, where police could be seen taping off the area.

“That’s a low-down person to shoot a pregnant woman. I don’t care if it’s an old man — it’s lowdown,” said Lawrence.

Police are now actively searching for the gunman.

If you have any information on this shooting or the gunman, 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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