2 hospitalized in shooting, suspects at large
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the men responsible for an attempted robbery in front of a South Florida home, an incident that led to at least one of the suspects opening fire and striking two people.
Investigators said the subjects approached a neighborhood gathering in front of a home on Northwest 29th Avenue and 48th Terrace around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. Police said the suspects confronted the group, and the argument became physical. It was at this point that, according to detectives, at least one of the subjects discharged a firearm into the crowd.
"I don't think I ain't ever heard, 'Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,'" said area resident Roderick Richardson about the sound of gunfire that echoed across the Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood. "I was just coming home, and the next thing I see are police cars ... the news teams, and I'm like, 'Wow, those shots that I heard [meant] that somebody got shot."
Police said the subjects fled the scene of what they are calling an attempted home invasion, immediately after the shots rang out. According to the homeowner, the suspects were trying to push their way inside his residence. He said he believes they were after his money.
Authorities said the two victims were rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition. They are both expected to recover from their gunshot wounds.
Neighbor James Bush said every time violence erupts in the area, it concerns all residents. "It just diminishes the community, and it brings sadness and harm to that family," he said.
Investigators said they do not have a good description of the suspects.
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 reward.
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