Woman shot, killed in the street
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the shooter who gunned down a woman in Liberty City.
Police believe the shooter was targeting somebody else, and the woman was caught in the crossfire. The gunfire erupted at about 8 p.m., near Northwest 53rd Street and 12th Avenue, Monday. A shot-up vehicle with broken windows still marks the scene of senseless violence, Tuesday afternoon.
Teresa Kimble is a friend of victim and said she was with her moments before the shooting, believed to be a drive-by shooting. Asked if there was any trouble in her friend's life that might have resulted in this shooting, she said, "She was happy, she was happy. She said she was coming right back, and she never made it back.
Neighbors said they heard more than 10 shots go off. "We heard three shots go off, and I was like, dang, who's out here shooting like that?" said Tedarius Washington. "As I was walking to the door, I was about to open the door, and I heard 10 more shots go off."
More than a dozen shell casing markers littered the street where the woman was shot. Washington said he saw the woman collapse. "When I opened the door, that's when I saw her at this gate back here, and she was holding on, and her body just hit the floor, lifeless," he said.
Jimmy Johnson also tried to help the wounded woman. "I went in the house and got something to try to stop her from bleeding, before the paramedics got here," he said.
"Tried to do everything we could to help her, and to find out that she died is sad," said Washington.
Rescue crews transported the woman in her late 30s to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead. Authorities said she leaves behind a teenage son.
LaShondra Walker, who lives nearby, said the neighborhood used to be quiet. "There's elderly people around here, there should be peace and quiet," said Walker. "It shouldn't be all this."
Police do not have a motive for the shooting. Police are now searching for the shooter.
If you have any information on this fatal shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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