1 dead, 2 at large after NE Miami-Dade shooting

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for two men who, they said, were involved in a shooting in Northeast Miami-Dade that claimed the life of one man, Friday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the reported shooting at a condominium complex at 20210 NE 3rd Ct., just after 4:30 p.m.

The family of the 23-year-old victim gathered at the complex, overcome with emotion.

“Who killed my [expletive] brother? That’s what y’all do,” said a relative as she stormed passed 7News cameras.

One relative blared her car horn outside the complex, repeatedly screaming “Open the gate!”

7Skyforce hovered over the scene where a black SUV could be seen with its windows blown out. A tarp could also be seen inside the vehicle.

Detectives said the victim was ambushed while sitting in the SUV with a woman. The two were approached by two men wearing hoodies and carrying guns.

Officials do not believe this was a robbery.

“We know he floored the vehicle to leave the area, and this is when she heard the gunshots,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome. “Obviously, when they make it to the end, this is when they see, ‘Oh, my God, you got shot.'”

The woman accompanying the victim in the SUV was not hurt.

People who live in this gated community said this shooting is concerning and confusing.

“This is a very nice neighborhood,” said one woman. “Very safe. I live here for six years and I have a baby. I’ve never seen anything like this before, never heard of this before.”

“I’m surprised. It really surprised me,” said another neighbor.

Police continue to investigate for a motive and how someone could enter the gated community if they do not live there.

“So, right now it’s very difficult for us to know of there was a motive or what the motive was,” said Colome. “That information is way too early for us to know.”

If you have any information on this homicide, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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