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5 people injured in drive-by shooting; police investigating

Victims taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital

MIAMI – Crime scene tape covered the intersection of Northwest 15th Avenue and Northwest 70th Street on Monday night after a passenger in a Nissan fired about 15 shots that injured five people, police said. 

"(Fortunately) there's no fatalities," Miami police spokesman Rene Pimentel told Local 10 News. 

Four women and one man were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital after the shooting, which happened about 6:30 p.m., police said. 

Families of the victims gathered outside the hospital Monday, waiting to hear the extent of their loved ones' injuries. 

Police said all the victims are expected to recover. 

"It's crazy," Rudy Brown, who was grazed by a bullet, said. "This fighting, it doesn't make any sense."

Tonya Nelms, whose 26-year-old cousin is among the victims, agrees. 

"It's shocking," Nelms said. "Women? It's shocking." 

Nelms said she doesn't know what caused the shooting and is fed up with senseless gun violence. 

"We just need more support in the community and more things for these children to do," she said. 

Police spent much of the evening combing through evidence, reviewing surveillance video from a nearby supermarket and interviewing witnesses, but had not made an arrest by the end of the night.

There is no apparent motive for the shooting. 


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