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2 of 5 people injured in Miami drive-by shooting released from hospital

All victims expected to survive

MIAMI – Two of five people injured in a drive-by shooting Monday night have been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting was reported about 6:30 p.m.  at the intersection of Northwest 15th Avenue and Northwest 70th Street.

Miami police spokesman Rene Pimentel said about 15 rounds were fired. Four women and a man were injured in the shooting and taken to JMH.

Police said all the victims are expected to recover. 

Surveillance video shows people ducking for cover when the gunman started firing.

"It's senseless. It doesn't make sense," one of the victims, who only wanted to be identified as Melinda, said. "You got little kids, old people --a lot of people getting shot."

Melinda said she was grazed by a bullet and is thankful to be alive.

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

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

"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.

No arrests have been made and a motive is unclear.

Authorities said the gunmen drove away in a Nissan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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