MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are investigating after a man was found fatally shot in a crashed car in Miami, early Sunday morning.
City of Miami Police officers responded to the scene near Southwest 19th Street and 19th Avenue, at around 3:40 a.m.
“Something happened, really bad,” said area resident Lester Hernandez.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers found three crashed vehicles and a man dead inside a Chevy Silverado. Police said the man, identified as Emilio Perez, appeared to be dead from a gunshot wound.
“I heard a big crash, a big boom,” said Hernandez.
Hernandez said he then came outside to see what had happened.
“And then I saw a white car running around really fast,” he said.
Responding officers found another man bleeding from the mouth inside the Silverado.
Police said multiple shots were fired from a dark-colored vehicle, but indicated this was not a road rage incident.
7News cameras captured crime scene investigators combing through potential evidence, including a bullet casing.
“This morning, we weren’t able to get to our house,” said area resident Michelle Mora, who is new to the neighborhood. “The whole street was blocked off.”
Mora said the scene left her a little shaken up. “It made me nervous, but we’ve talked to a lot of the neighbors who were here and did hear it and came outside, and they told us it’s definitely not typical of the neighborhood, it’s always very quiet,” she said.
Which is why neighbors are still in disbelief over the damage and death so close to their doorstep.
“I’ve never seen nothing like that,” said Hernandez.
The cause of the crash and the circumstances behind the shooting remain unclear.
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 $3,000 reward.
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