NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - A 19-year-old has been transported to the hospital following a shooting on Interstate 95.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along the northbound lanes of I-95 between the 135th Street and 151st Street exits at around 10:20 a.m., Friday.
“I mean, I-95 is a major roadway,” FHP Lt. Alex Camacho said. “Anybody that was traveling in that area at that time that think they might have seen something, might have heard something to please contact us.”
FHP officials said there were three vehicles involved, and they have classified it as a random shooting.
A 19-year-old male driving a gray Dodge Challenger was shot, and according to his friends, drove himself to the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care in North Miami. Surveillance video captured the teenager arriving at the urgent care center and heading inside to seek treatment.
He has since been transported to Aventura Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, but his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene on I-95 where a blue Ford SUV could be seen with bullet holes in the rear window. The driver of the vehicle was not injured during the shooting.
“They were just motorists traveling along the roadway at the time that this individual began to just randomly discharge his firearm,” Camacho said.
7News cameras captured FHP cruisers blocking off the Challenger with a shattered window parked in front of the urgent care center.
The 19-year-old victim told authorities the shooter had a white four-door sedan.
“Any individual that discharges a firearm in the middle of I-95 has absolutely no regard for the safety of other motorists,” Camacho said. “This individual needs to be caught, needs to be arrested and needs to be held accountable.”
The Challenger has since been towed away, so investigators can recover the bullets used in the shooting.
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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