MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Two people were airlifted to the hospital after a shooting near a high school in Miami Gardens.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to North Gardens High School, located along Northwest 47th Avenue and 181st Street, at around 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Miami Gardens Police and MDFR crews rushed to the school and officials said two trauma alert victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Family of the victims confirmed they are an 18-year-old senior and a 17-year-old junior who are students from the high school.
People in the area said they heard several gunshots.
“I heard gunshots,” said a male in a black shirt.
“All we heard is like 6, 7 bullets,” said a student in a black beanie.
“They said it sounded like a machine gun. That’s what it sounded like to me,” said another male in a black shirt.
7SkyForce hovered over police as they found a blue KIA about five miles away from the school with bullet holes in it, in the area of 173rd Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue.
Authorities told 7News they tried to stop the blue KIA they believed was connected to the shooting, and people in the vehicle began to fire shots at them as they tried to flee in the vehicle.
They were able to catch several people, and they were apprehended.
Back at the school, parents worried about their children as the school remained on lockdown.
“I just dropped her off 30 minutes ago,” said a parent in a denim jacket. “We don’t know what’s going on.”
The parent confirmed that her daughter was currently hiding under a desk.
A relative of the 18-year-old student said he was shot in the foot and was released from the hospital around 6:30 p.m.
A relative of the 17-year-old student said he was shot in the stomach, underwent surgery and is expected to be OK.
Police have not said if any charges have been filed nor if any arrests have been made.
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