1 dead, 3 injured after shooting at Miami duplex

MIAMI (WSVN) - A man has died and three other people, including a child, were taken to the hospital after a shooting at a duplex in Miami.

According to City of Miami Police, a ShotSpotter alerted them to gunfire near Northwest 18th Avenue and 50th Street at around 11:50 p.m., Thursday.

“These guns sounded like a machine gun. It just went on and on and on,” said neighbor Vivian Mack.

Police said when they arrived on the scene they found four victims. Two men were hit and one child was grazed by a bullet.

The fourth victim, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

7News cameras captured several bullet holes outside the duplex. Inside, a bullet struck a TV monitor.

“This is our new front. They shot up the front,” said a resident.

The three injured victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and are expected to be OK, according to police.

“The baby is going to be OK, she was just grazed,” said City of Miami Police Public Information Officer Kenia Fallat. “Unfortunately, a 21-year-old male died inside the home. The other two are in stable condition.”

Mack said she saw some of the victims.

“I looked down, and it was a dead body right there,” she said. “I’m praying that the baby is well, and the guy that I seen dead, he’s young. It hurts a lot because I have six children of my own, so it hurts a lot.”

Mack added that shootings in this neighborhood are nothing new.

“This is not the first time it’s happened. It’s all the time, and it has to come to a stop,” she said.

7News spoke with a woman who said her 78-year-old father lives in the home. She said she’s just sick and tired of the violence.

“It’s not the first time it happened,” she said. “It’s my dad’s place, and he should’ve had the one up. This has to come to a stop.”

Cellphone video showed a resident shortly after she returned to her unit.

“I’m afraid, but thank God for Jesus, he doesn’t give me the spirit of fear,” she said.

7News cameras captured crime scene investigators searching for evidence and two vehicles being towed away.

Police said they do not have a motive or any suspect information at this time.

“Fortunately enough, that baby is going to be OK, but we know that there’s someone with information, and if you have the heart, pick up that phone and call us with information,” said Fallat.

Police have not released any of the victims’ names, as they continue to investigate.

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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