2 tow truck workers airlifted after shooting in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - Two tow truck workers were airlifted to the hospital after, officials said, they were ambushed and shot at their Homestead business.

Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the area of Southwest Third Avenue and Fourth Street, near downtown Homestead, just before 9 p.m., Friday.

Police said one of the victims, who was found inside a tow truck, flagged down officers and told them he had been shot.

After officers were informed about the shooting, they went to MIA Towing, located near Southwest First Street and Third Avenue. They found the second victim inside the business suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

Investigators said the motive behind the shooting remains unclear.

“Preliminary investigation, we believe that this is possibly a dispute over a towed vehicle or some type of an armed robbery that went bad,” said Homestead Police Sgt. Fernando Morales. “This is our preliminary investigation, having talked to the victims very briefly. As you can imagine, their main concern at this point is their health and getting them over to the trauma center.”

Police shut down three streets as they combed for clues and searched for the shooter.

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 $1,000 reward.

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