5 people shot in NW Miami-Dade County

Man shot victims at close range, sources say


MIAMI – Five people were shot in a drive-by shooting along Northwest 41st Street and 9th Avenue in Miami-Dade County.

Three of the victims were airlifted to Jackcon Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Two others were taken to the hospital by ambulance. One of those victims has already been released. The other is in stable condition.

Sources say the victims were standing in front of a house when a man walked up, pulled a gun and fired at close range, striking all five people.

There was no sign a of a getaway car and police say they believe the shooter ran, perhaps to a car waiting around the block.

According to investigators, the shooting appears to be gang-related.

Large quantities of marijuana were found inside the house, and one of the victims was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen gun which he had when police arrived.