Police investigate Miami Beach double shooting

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Miami Beach that ended with two people injured.

It happened along Washington Avenue, between 14th Street and Espanola Way, around 4:40 a.m., Friday.

According to Miami Beach Police, three adults got into an argument with several other people, which led to a physical altercation. As a result, one person was beaten up and two others were shot.

Upon their arrival, police found a man and a woman on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.

Investigators had shut down Washington Avenue  in both directions between 14th Street and Espanola Way. The roads have since reopened.

A perimeter had also been set up from Eighth Street to Meridian Avenue.

“We located, moments later, a vehicle that had fled the scene near Eighth Street and Meridian Avenue. It was a Jeep,” said Miami Beach Police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez. “We apprehended one individual who we believe is involved.”

Both victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Officials said they are expected to be OK.

The third victim, who was beaten up, was taken to Mt. Sinai to be treated for his injuries.

7News was on the scene, where police could be seen talking to witnesses. One man told 7News he was across the street when he heard the gunshots, saw the victims on the floor and ducked for cover.

“I knew there was a weapon, so I didn’t want to get shot because I don’t know, I see a bunch of guys and girls, yelling, screaming,” said the witness, who wished to remain anonymous. “I see one girl on the ground. After, the guys, they run across the street.”

Police said they have one person of interest in custody but continue to search for at least one other suspect.

If you have any information on this crime, 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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