3 hospitalized after shooting in Allapattah

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are searching for the person or people responsible for a shooting in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood that sent three people to the hospital.

City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews have responded to the scene of the incident near Northwest 19th Avenue and 24th Street, at around 2:50 p.m., Friday.

Responding officers arrived to find the adult victims suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

7News cameras captured a heavy police presence at an apartment complex, as crime scene investigators searched for clues, just after 4 p.m.

Officers were seen coming in and out of an apartment building, sometimes heavily armed, but they did not appear to take anyone into custody.

Paramedics took two of the victims to Ryder Trauma Center, and one victim was driven to the emergency room. They are all listed in critical but stable condition.

Cameras captured an ambulance pulling into the hospital with one of the victims, a young man.

At around the same time, a woman was seen running toward the hospital entrance with two children.

Police said they are now focusing their efforts on finding whoever is responsible.

“Our detectives are canvassing the area. They’re walking up and down the street, looking for any witnesses who possibly saw exactly what transpired here today,” said Miami Police Officer Kiara Delva.

Officials urge the community to avoid the area extending from Northwest 19th to 24th avenues and between 21st to 24th streets.

Police have not provided further details about the incident or a possible gunman, as they continue to investigate.

“There’s very little that we have to go on at this time, which is why we are depending on the community’s support,” said Delva. “Please, if you saw or heard anything that happened during this time in this area, you’re urged to contact us.”

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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