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2 arrested after gunfire strikes police car

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Emilio Estevez and Shyam Zaveri Emilio Estevez and Shyam Zaveri

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two men are in police custody after allegedly shooting a police cruiser early Sunday morning.

Officials said an officer was patrolling in the area of Old Cutler Road and Sierra Circle in Coral Gables, when the suspects were firing a gun at around 6 a.m.

A round then struck the officer's car. Police said the officer was inside the vehicle, but was not hurt. "Subjects fired and discharged their weapon. A round did hit the officer's patrol vehicle. He is OK," said Coral Gables Police Department Officer Lauren Poole.

Families were forced to stay inside their homes for hours while police investigated. "I went out to get the paper, and to my surprise there was the SWAT team standing in front of me hiding in the bushes with their guns pointed at my next door neighbor's house," said Resident John Hager. "We have kids that were sleeping and we had to take them out and put them in the other side of the house."

Police later found and arrested the shooters, Emilio Estevez and Shyam Zaveri, both 25 years old.

Both men were charged with discharging a firearm in public. Estevez was also charged with use of a firearm under the influence of alcohol.

It remains unclear if the officer fired back. Police continue to investigate.



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