Bullets hit cars, homes in Miami shooting

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police responded to several calls about gunfire in a residential area of Miami.

Miami Police received multiple calls about shots fired Wednesday afternoon, in the area of Northwest 17th Street and 34th Avenue, at around 2:45 p.m.

Once on the scene, police said they found several homes and vehicles hit by bullets as well as several casings on the ground but did not find anyone injured. The casings revealed that multiple guns were fired.

At least three cars in the area were hit, as well as a few homes in the area.

A man said his elderly parents were in danger across the street.

“There was an angel that was protecting her,” said Javier Del Valle, whose mother lives in one of the homes riddled with bullets.

Del Valle said his mother would sit in front of her home’s window almost every day, but was kept safe in another room to avoid the cold weather when shots were fired at around 2:45 p.m.

Impact glass kept one bullet out, but some still penetrated the home. “It didn’t go through the glass. It went through the bottom of the metal of the glass,” said Del Valle.

The couple was not hurt.

Police said witnesses have been giving them conflicting stories, so they do not know who they are looking for right now.

Authorities believe there was an intended target but are unsure who the target could be. “We have no information on what’s the motive behind it,” said Miami Police officer Michael Vega.

“Thank God nobody was injured because apparently they were out for somebody,” said Del Valle. “They didn’t get that person, but, they always tend to get the innocent bystander.”

Officials do not have anyone in custody.

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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