Stray gunfire strikes police vehicle in Miami; shooter at large

MIAMI (WSVN) - A Miami Police officer was sitting in her vehicle writing up a report when she felt stray gunfire strike the car.

The officer was working an unrelated scene along Northwest 70th Street around 10:40 a.m. Thursday when she said she felt something like a rock hit the back of her vehicle.

A shotspotter detected that somebody opened fire three blocks away.

After she exited her vehicle, the officer noticed a small crack on the car.

Officers swarmed both scenes to try to figure out what took place.

Police do not believe the officer was targeted. They are also unsure if the bullet actually hit the vehicle or if it ricocheted and struck the car.

It’s believed that whoever pulled the trigger may have been shooting into the air.

No injuries have been reported.

The incident remains under investigation.

If you have any information on this shooting, 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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