FLORIDA CITY, FLA. (WSVN) - - Police are investigating a shooting in a Florida City neighborhood that reportedly left a teen and two other victims injured.
Florida City Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the shooting near Northwest Seventh Avenue and Fifth Street, at around 8 p.m., Monday.
Around the corner from the scene, 7News cameras showed a black sedan with bullet holes in the passenger side door and a shattered window.
An area resident who asked not to be identified said the shooting appears to have unfolded within seconds.
“I just heard the gunshots. We looked out, we seen the car out front and people was just out there, ‘Call the ambulance. Call the police.’ It was rapid, like, ‘pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,'” she said. “You know, if you were like lighting a firecracker, a bunch of them go off? That’s what it sounded like.”
“I was like, ‘Please, Father God, don’t let this bullet catch me or something,'” said resident Kimberly Lewis. “We have a school in the back, and we’re just trying to live our life, trying to raise our kids the right way.”
One resident said she believes there were at least two victims, possibly a man and a woman.
“You have to think about your life, because we have one life to live, and it’s very dangerous, and it just needs to stop,” Lewis said.
Cameras captured one of the potential victims as they arrived by helicopter at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Two other victims could have possibly been transported to Jackson South Medical Center.
Police shut down Northwest Seventh Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets as they interviewed witnesses and combed for clues. The scene has since cleared.
Investigators have not confirmed the actual number of victims or provided further details about the extent of their injuries, a possible subject or subjects, or what motivated the shooting.
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