1 dead, 2 transported after shooting in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - One person has died after an early morning shooting in Miami.

City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to a ShotSpotter alert along West Eighth Avenue between Flagler Street and Northwest First Street, just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday.

When first responders arrived on the scene, officers said they found three men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Two victims were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition. The third victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

A mother spoke with 7News about the moment she heard the shots go off and how traumatic it has been for her and her family.

“Yes, yes, I woke up and since I heard the shots, I didn’t go back to sleep,” she said. “I got scared. I got scared like anyone would, because it’s not easy, and I have kids.”

Detectives believe the incident was a drive-by shooting but continue to investigate.

Police continue to search for the gunman and are asking for information from the public.

“If anybody knows anything, if anybody has any information that they saw or heard, please contact the City of Miami Police Department’s Homicide Unit,” said Miami Police officer Michael Vega.

If you have any information on this fatal 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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