SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two teenage boys had to be taken to the hospital after a shooting in South Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the area of U.S. 1 and Southwest 137th Avenue, near 250th Street, just before 5 p.m., Tuesday.
According to police, a 17-year-old and 16-year-old were in a car when subjects in another car fired into their vehicle. The bullets struck the two teenage occupants.
Paramedics took both victims via ambulance to Jackson South Medical Center in unknown condition. However, their injuries are not life-threatening, police said.
7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where a white BMW 5 Series sedan could be seen with multiple bullet holes in its windshield. It has since been towed away from the scene.
A nearby surveillance camera captured white smoke rising from the vehicle’s windshield as each bullet pierced through. A white SUV then sped away from the area.
Daysi Resendiz was working at Hidalgo’s Cafeteria-Restaurant at the time of the shooting. She said it was not until a woman ran in asking her to call 911 that she had realized what happened.
“I just called 911,” she said. “I heard like 10 gunshots outside. I was scared. Like, that’s something scary. Like, it happened right there, and this is a family business, so I don’t know what they were shooting at.”
Resendiz added that hearing the teenagers’ injuries are not life-threatening offered little comfort to her.
Police confirmed they are working two scenes in close proximity to each other in the area.
Officers have blocked off northbound U.S. 1 at Southwest 250th Street while the scene remains active. Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route.
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 $1,000 reward.
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