MIAMI (WSVN) - One person has died after, police said, two people were shot in broad daylight in Wynwood, leading police to shut down a busy section of the neighborhood in their ongoing search for the person or people responsible.
According to police, two men were shot in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and 20th Street, at around 1:45 p.m., Friday.
After the sun went down, 7News cameras captured a heavy police presence along North Miami Avenue and 20th Street, across from the popular Kush restaurant.
Hours earlier, 7SkyForce HD showed officers in tactical gear standing behind cruisers with their guns drawn. Cameras also captured blood on the ground at the scene of the shooting.
7News cameras captured Kush employees sitting on a sidewalk near Northwest First Avenue and 20th Street.
“I was inside when I heard the shots,” said one of the employees.
When asked how many gunshots he heard, the employee replied, “I think three, three or four shots.”
Paramedics transported both victims to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
At around 7:30 p.m., police confirmed one of the patients succumbed to his injuries.
Police set up a perimeter around the area of Northwest 18th Street, Northwest First Court, Northeast Second Avenue, and Northeast 22nd Street as the subject remains at large.
Friday evening, 7News cameras captured a double decker bus driving by the tourist-heavy section of Miami. Passengers were seen recording the active scene on their smartphones. Drivers were also seen recording the crime scene.
Some time later, cameras showed multiple bullet casings and a black and red sandal in front of Kush.
The incident halted outbound service of Brightline trains at the downtown Miami station while police conducted their search near the railroad tracks. Train service later resumed.
At 7 p.m., North Miami Avenue remained shut down in both directions near Kush, north of 20th Street, while police continued to investigate. The restaurant has closed for the night.
The rest of the perimeter was later reopened, but the area near the restaurant is expected to remain active well into the night.
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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