MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. “Police say a man died and another man and woman were injured after a shooting was heard around 2 a.m. Thursday morning in southwest Miami-Dade.
Another woman was injured when her car crashed and overturned as she ran away from the scene of the shooting.
A group of people stood in front of a house on the SW 247 terrace and 113. SW district when someone opened fire, Det. Alvaro Zabaleta, Miami-Dade Police Department.
After the 911 call, police arrived to find the woman on the ground in a gunshot wound, and she was transported by air to Jackson Memorial Hospital. His brother identified him as 21-year-old Najah McNear and said he was shot in the leg.
The out-of-service correctional officer was grazed in his hands and cared for on the spot, authorities say. The officer is a two-year veteran of the department, but his identity has not been revealed.
The farm hospital called police to report a man with a gunshot wound. That man was operated on but died. He has not yet been identified.
After the shooting, people in the area fled the scene, including a woman who was driving so fast that she could not see a parked vehicle. Police said the Nissan Altima hit the parked car and overturned.
He was transported to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries in the accident.
McNear’s brother Miguel said in an exclusive interview with Local 10 News that his sister was simply caught in a crossfire.
– He said he was shot in the leg. He was in the middle of the street and shouting for help, Miguel said.
He added that his sister was talking to some of his friends in front of his home on terrace SW 247 when someone pulled up a vehicle and started shooting at someone in a Chevy Malibu that was still on the scene, dotted with bullets.
“One car came, ran and started shooting at another buddy,” Miguel said. – I think a guy was grazed in his hands. The other was shot in the neck.
Miguel said his sister’s friend was driving the rolled-up Altima.
“When they started shooting, the woman dragged on – you know, protect yourself and the car just turned around,” she said.
A woman in the neighborhood reminded her that she had heard the shooting from bed.
“I just went to bed and heard three bangs,” Kathryn Ray said.
They were not arrested. Miami-Dade police have placed more than a dozen tokens at the scene Thursday morning and are looking for witnesses and surveillance video.
“Shots were exchanged, but we’re still trying to determine, of course, how it happened, who the people involved are,” Zabaleta said. “Anytime there is a shooting, it threatens the whole community.”
If you are aware of the event, please call the Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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