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Police investigate shooting near Myrtle Grove Elementary School

1 shot in leg about block away from school

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Police are investigating a shooting near a Miami Gardens elementary school.

The incident was reported about a block away from Myrtle Grove Elementary School on Northwest 175th Street.

Miami Gardens police said one person was shot in the leg.

"We were in the cafeteria and we heard the gunshots, so the security guard told us to get own under the tables," one student told Local 10 News.

A view from Sky 10 showed paramedics helping a man with a leg injury from the passenger seat of an SUV onto a stretcher.

Evidence was also taken out of a nearby home.

"It's scary. I came as soon as possible to pick up my daughter," Laquisha Macklin said.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said the school was placed on lockdown "because of something happening off school grounds." She said no students were injured.

The lockdown was lifted after about half an hour.

"This happens too much out here. Period," Ed Harris, who lives nearby, said. "Too much. Period. It's too much going on out here."

No other injuries were reported.

"Bullets have no eyes -- they go anywhere," one parent, Brian Williams, said. "They can ricochet off anything and most of the time people miss and they hit somebody not involved, and that's the scary part."

A motive for the shooting is unclear.


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