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1 fatally shot inside car in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities say

Body covered with tarp outside yellow Camaro convertible

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – One man was fatally shot and another injured Thursday in northwest Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said.

Police said the shooting happened during an altercation outside a home at 12530 NW 18th Court and discovered a man who was grazed by a bullet. The man was treated for his injury by firefighters and released on scene. 

Police then got information about a yellow Chevrolet Camaro that was spotted fleeing the area, according to a media release. 

That vehicle was later located in a shopping plaza on Northwest 127th Street and 17th Avenue at 12:45 p.m., where police said the victim drove himself to. 

Sky 10 was above the scene.

A tarp was covering his body next to a yellow Chevrolet Camaro convertible that had its passenger door open. The 20-year-old man inside the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene by firefighters, a media release said. 

Westview Middle School was temporarily placed on lockdown after the shooting as a precaution. 

No arrests have been made, and it's unclear whether more than one person was involved in the shooting.

Miami-Dade police said another victim, who was not involved in the altercation, was grazed by a bullet and is speaking with detectives.

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


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