Man shot during car chase
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (WSVN) -- A car chase down the streets of Opa-locka Sunday ended in a shooting that sent a South Florida man to the hospital, city officials said.
Opa-locka spokesperson David Chiverton said two cars were chasing the victim's vehicle at high speeds until he stopped near Northwest 141st Street and 23rd Place. The victim, a man in his early 20s, was shot in the back while he was exiting his car. Police said they believe an AK-47 was used. They found dozens of shell casings at the scene.
According to Chiverton, the victim then jumped out of his car, swam across a canal and collapsed in a resident's yard. He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The whereabouts of the alleged shooters are unknown. Police continue investigating.
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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