MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating a shooting in Miami Beach.
Miami Beach Police responded to the scene along 29th Street and Collins Avenue, just before 6:30 a.m., Monday.
“We heard some rapid fire,” said Lynn Walters, who was in the area.
Responding officers located a man who was shot inside a white BMW.
“The victim was seated inside of his parked vehicle at the time that his vehicle was fired upon multiple times, striking him at least once,” said Miami Beach Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez.
The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
“He is currently undergoing surgery and is listed in critical condition,” said Rodriguez.
The early-morning shooting was the last thing Mel and Elizabeth Fenn expected to see on their vacation.
“Up early enough just to watch the sunrise and then just shocking,” said Mel.
“We heard, ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.’ The police showed up, and it was just crazy,” said Elizabeth. “I saw them put him in an ambulance, and he was moving.”
Detectives said they believe the victim was targeted.
“It breaks my heart,” said one woman. “I’m a local Miamian, for 38 years, never had such an issue, and I’ve been here in the ’80s.”
“You can’t get away from it now,” said Walters. “You’re just lucky you’re not in the middle of it.”
7News sources said police are searching for two suspects involved.
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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