MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach Police are searching for an armed and dangerous driver who, they said, shot at another man in a road rage incident.
On Tuesday, just after 7 p.m., the driver and his passenger experienced a scary ride.
“Thank God we’re alive,” said the victim, Paul Puleo.
According to MBPD, the shooting occurred near 26th Street and Sheridan Avenue.
The victim said he was trying to get over on a Miami Beach road when a driver in another car wasn’t too happy about it.
“All of a sudden, I see a car in back of me just beeping the horn and just being very impatient. You know, I chose to ignore, but buddy was just very, very impatient,” Puleo said. “All of a sudden, I’m driving off, and I hear two gunshots go off. We make it back to her place–thank God, and I see that my car is damaged.”
Based on detectives’ preliminary investigation, the shooter fled the scene after firing into the victim’s car, which left a bullet hole in the lower driver-side car door.
“It’s disgusting, and I’m frustrated like hell right now,” said Puleo.
He immediately reported the incident to police.
“They pulled out a gun. You know, that’s something you don’t do,” Puleo said.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
“We live in a dangerous world right now, and people are just really crazy as hell,” said the victim.
Remedy Nation was in the area picking up her daughter from dance class when she witnessed the shootig.
“The next thing I hear is like, ‘Bam, bam,bam’,” she said.
Nation told 7News it all started when one driver began honking at another then it escalted to shouting.
“Are you serious with me right now? Are you serious with me right now?” said Nation.
Then she said she heard the gunshots.
“I think I hard two or three,” said Nation. “My instinct was to duck down and just run away.”
Unfortunately, Nation said she didn’t see the other car that was involved.
Detectives are working to identify the shooter and their vehicle.
If you have any information on this road rage shooting incident, 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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