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Man shot in front of multiple witnesses in Miami, police say

Motive for shooting unknown

MIAMI – A man was shot Monday afternoon in front of multiple people in Miami, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 1 p.m. in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 11th Street.

Police said the victim was hanging out in the area when a car carrying several people stopped in front of him.

Police said one man got out of the car and fired one shot at the victim.

"We have what appears to be a drive by shooting," Miami Assistant Police Chief Jorge Colina said. "The shot rang out. We had more people than usual that were able to witness this."

Police and paramedics who were nearby working on a drug overdose case responded to the shooting scene.

Colina said two young men were taken into custody three blocks from the scene. Colina said a gun was recovered and the gray Nissan Maxima that the men were believed to be riding in.

The victim, who is in his late 40s or early 50s, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where paramedics were seen performing CPR on him as they took him inside.

The victim's identity and condition have not been released.

A motive for the shooting is unknown.

Police said multiple people witnessed the shooting, and some are cooperating with detectives.

"We do have a lot of the community providing information," Colina said. "They are not overtly saying 'Speak to me,' but that's OK. They say, 'I have info, I saw what happened, I will let you know.'"

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


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