2 men shot blocks from each other in Coconut Grove

Both victims taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital


MIAMI – Two men were shot Monday afternoon in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.

One of the victims was found on Percival Avenue. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

About a block away on Day Avenue, a second man was shot in the leg. He was also taken to the hospital.

"We do believe it is related," Sgt. Freddie Cruz said. "He is in stable condition."

Cruz said the shooters took off in a black Infiniti with dark-tinted windows.

"We don't know the motive," Cruz said. "We don't know if it was drug-related (or) gang-related."

Police are hoping someone in the neighborhood will come forward with information about the shooting.

"It's a rather large scene and we need to put these people bars before they strike again," Cruz said.

Charles Bullard heard the gunshots but stayed inside his home.

"I don't go around looking trying to see what happened or nothing, because if they're bullets they can go anywhere," Bullard said.

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