SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for the people behind a shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade that, they said, injured two men who were targeted and a woman who was caught in the middle.
7News cameras captured Shakena Jefferson, the left side of her face bandaged, as she embraced her wife, Janet Medley, at their home a day after Tuesday night’s shooting.
Medley said they found themselves in the line of fire, forcing them take cover.
“I just hear this ringing in my ears,” she said. “It was crazy, guys. It’s crazy.”
Miami-Dade Police arrived at the scene in front of the couple’s home along Southwest 191st Lane, near 113th Avenue, at around 7:30 p.m.
Police said when two men driving in a car approached 113th Avenue, three people on all-terrain vehicles pulled up beside them and began shooting. The men in the car then pulled into a neighborhood and ducked into an alley.
Medley said her wife was grazed by the bullets.
“I never thought you could walk out of your front door, and you run into a case of bullets, nonstop,” she said.
An area resident who asked not to be identified said she was outside when the shooting started.
“It shook me up so bad. My blood pressure went sky high,” said an area resident. “The lady next door was hollering and screaming, saying, ‘Oh, my girlfriend just got shot!'”
When officers arrived, police said they discovered that one of the men had been critically injured after he was shot in the head. The second man was grazed in the head like Jefferson.
One of the bullets also pierced the car Jefferson and Medley were about to get into.
A neighbor told 7News the area is usually quiet.
“It’s scary. It’s very scary,” said Marcia Jean-Joseph, who lives in the neighborhood. “It’s been a minute since anything like that has happened around here, so to hear this is shocking and scary.”
Wednesday afternoon, officers returned to the neighborhood to look for anything that could help them in their investigation.
Meanwhile, Medley is left with the haunting sounds of gunshots.
“That killing each other is not worth it,” she said, holding back tears. “It’s got to stop, people. You’ve gotta stop. The violence has to stop.”
The man who was shot in the head was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. His current condition remains unknown.
“We’re asking the assistance of the community,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. “This is a brazen act that these individuals did, 7:30 at night. There’s still a lot of movement going on in the streets for them to go and open fire that way, so recklessly. We urge the community to come forward with whatever information they have.”
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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