1 woman dead, 1 injured after shooting triggers crash

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - One woman died and another is recovering at the hospital after, police said, they were shot while inside a car in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, then crashed into a tree, Friday night.

Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the reported shooting in the area of Southwest 218th Street and 120th Avenue, just after 9 p.m.

Officials said the call originally came as shots fired.

Officers found both victims with gunshot wounds inside the car, which had smashed into a tree after the shooting, detectives said.

According to investigators, the two female victims were sitting the a car when they were both shot.

“It is unknown what happened,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Jennifer Capote, “whether or not it was a drive-by from one vehicle to the females’ vehicle, whether the vehicle that the females were in was just driving by, and somebody shot at them from a residence or whether they shot at them from a nearby block.”

Officials believe the victims were shot prior to the crash.

Both victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where one victim died from a gunshot wound to her abdomen. “Upon arriving at the hospital, the officers were told that one of the females had died,” said Capote.

The other victim is expected to recover from a gunshot wound to the left leg. She is being treated at Jackson South Community Hospital.

Detectives are now looking for tips. “Apparently they have no witnesses that they’ve found at this time,” said Capote. “They are seeking the assistance of the community.”

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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