MIAMI (WSVN) - A total of three people had to be taken to the hospital following two separate shootings in Northwest Miami-Dade, and police said in both of the shootings, they are still looking for those responsible.
Two cars were shot up in two separate shootings on Tuesday.
It was a close call for a man who was shot during a case of road rage in Northwest Miami-Dade.
It happened on Tuesday just before noon.
Police said a white Mercedes was cut off by someone in a blue Nissan on Northwest 27th Avenue near 78th Street when all of a sudden, the driver of the Nissan pulled out a gun and opened fire.
The Mercedes was left peppered with bullet holes.
The victim was shot in the leg twice, according to family.
“I couldn’t believe he got shot, because that’s my uncle,” said the victim’s nephew, Darwin Barahona.
Barahona said his uncle was able to drive himself to his house about seven minutes away from where the shooting happened.
That’s where police and rescue crews met him.
He was then taken to the hospital.
“It was bad. He showed me his injuries. It looked bad,” Barahona said.
This was one of two unrelated shootings in Northwest Miami-Dade, just hours apart.
The second one sent two more people to the hospital.
Police said a rideshare driver was picking up two passengers near Northwest Eighth Avenue and 104th Street when things took a bad turn.
They said, as they were getting in, another car pulled up out of nowhere and opened fire.
One of the passengers got hit, the other fired back.
The driver, who was also shot, left his car trying to get to safety.
According to police, the passenger who wasn’t injured jumped into the driver’s seat and drove the other to Ryder Trauma Center.
All the victims in both cases are expected to be OK.
As for Barahona, he’s just thankful his uncle survived.
“He’s doing a little bit better,” Barahona said. “Hopefully he gets out of the hospital a little later today.”
If you have any information on these shootings, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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