NORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man had to be taken to the hospital after, troopers said, he was shot while traveling southbound near the Golden Glades Interchange in North Miami-Dade.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the Florida Turnpike’s southbound exit ramp to Northwest 163rd Street, at around 5 p.m., Friday.
According to FHP, the victim in the white Honda was traveling south near the Golden Glades Interchange when a gray SUV pulled up alongside, and a person inside of the SUV began to shoot. The SUV then fled the area.
7Skyforce HD captured troopers using the Turnpike’s shoulder to get to the scene of the incident.
Aerial footage also captured paramedics placing a victim on a stretcher before he was taken to Aventura Hospital. Officials said he suffered injuries not considered life-threatening.
The victim’s white Honda could also be seen parked on the shoulder, and aerial footage captured a bullet hole underneath the driver’s door handle. Cameras on the ground captured blood-soaked seats inside of the sedan.
Troopers closed the exit ramp to Northwest 163rd Street while they investigate, but it has reopened. The closure caused delays for those in afternoon traffic on the southbound Turnpike and State Road 826 East.
The Honda has since been towed away from the area.
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 reward of up to $5,000.
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