1 injured in police-involved shooting, 1 at large
FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating a police-involved shooting where one person was injured.
Police broke down the scene late Tuesday morning, after the shootout that once locked down the 300 block of Northwest Eighth Avenue for several hours. Over night, residents who live within that perimeter were not allowed to leave their homes, as police investigated and searched for one of the subjects who fired on police.
The police-involved shooting happened Monday night after someone fired shots at a police officer. Investigators said police officers were outside a home working a tip on a gun bounty. According to detectives, two men fired shots at officers but missed. Police returned fire, striking one of the two shooters. Tiffany Lewis, the relative of the homeowner whose house was hit, said, "I got a phone call saying, 'Your sister's house is being shot at.'"
Witnesses said they heard several gunshots. "Down the street, we heard like seven gunshots," said Ceasar Loredo. "The gunshots kept going down this street, and we heard about 10 more. Then you had sirens, and then you had the police helicopter. Everything just happened within, like, 10 to 15 minutes."
Police said two kids were inside the home hit when the exchange of gunfire took place. They were unharmed. "When I got here, they didn't tell me anything but just, get back," said a woman who claims is the aunt of the children.
The second shooter fled the scene. The injured shooter is being treated at Homestead Hospital.
A pair of guns were collected at the scene.
Authorities had warned residents to be cautious during the search for the dangerous subject. "What we want is to urge the community in the area to stay inside your residences. We have one subject at large, which we have to assume is armed and dangerous at this time," said Miami-Dade Police Captain Hector Llevat. "We're just doing our work, trying to locate that subject right now as we speak."
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the second subject, 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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