HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A Hialeah neighborhood was blocked off as police investigated a shooting.
Rescue crews airlifted two teenagers to the hospital after, police said, they came under fire, at around 10:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Hialeah Police said they are working to determine whether this shooting was random or if the teens were targeted by someone they knew.
City of Hialeah Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting along the 5100 block of West 11th Lane, in a back alleyway.
A nearby neighbor called police after she heard the gunfire.
“We heard just three gunshots. My mom was in the kitchen and ran into the living room, and she’s already nervous as it is,” said Annie Bellomy, a neighbor.
The victims made their way to Mount Sinai Hialeah Emergency Center and Specialty Care by car, also in Hialeah, where personnel determined they needed more serious medical attention, so paramedics took them to a field where they were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.
Fire officials described the victims as an 18-year-old girl with four gunshot wounds and a 16-year-old boy with one gunshot wound.
“Then, they called us, because these were deemed trauma alerts,” said Chief David Ramirez with Hialeah Fire Rescue. “When our units arrived at Mount Sinai, we found two patients, with multiple gunshot wounds, in stable conditions but with gunshot wounds in the legs and in the arms.”
Fire rescue officials said the teens were alert and spoke while they were airlifted.
Thursday morning, the teens were listed in stable condition.
For neighbors, this is something very rare and too close for comfort.
“She was up all night very nervous, thinking they were going to shoot her in her bedroom because her bedroom is toward the back of the house,” Bellomy said.
Police are continuing their investigation, and there have been no arrests.
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