Police investigate fatal shooting in Downtown Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Downtown Miami, that left one person dead and sent another to the hospital.

7News cameras captured crime scene tape blocking off the intersection of North First Street and North Miami Avenue, where a body could be seen laying on the road covered by a yellow tarp. Multiple vehicles were also damaged.

One man, identified as 24-year-old Jose Rivero, was pronounced dead on the scene, while another was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.

A man, who did not wish to be identified, said his son was sitting at a red light when someone pulled up and fired multiple shots. “A guy jumps out and starts to shoot at the car that was on the sidewalk,” he said. “The one on the sidewalk backs up and trying to run out, hit my son’s car. It happened so fast that he got scared in the moment, thinking he might get shot as well.”

Police took a man into custody and have been questioning him regarding the shooting.

“We don’t know the motive in the shooting and as to what led up to the shooting. There’s a lot that we still don’t know, and we are trying to see how we can piece this puzzle together,” said Miami Police officer Kenia Fallat.

Police blocked off several streets during the initial investigation, but they have have since reopened.

Police said they have found surveillance video, but the hope others will come forward with more information than can help their case.

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 $3,000 reward.

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