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3 injured in northwest Miami-Dade storefront shooting

Victims taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three men were injured Tuesday night in a shooting outside a northwest Miami-Dade County store.

The shooting was reported about 7 p.m. outside the Midway Foodmart at 8201 NW 17th Avenue.

Miami-Dade police Detective Daniel Ferrin said the men were standing in front of the store when they were shot by someone inside a light-colored SUV.

All three men were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. One of the victims, identified as Jovane Jenkins, 38, was shot in the chest and is listed in critical condition. Two others, identified as Edward Lane, 36, and Andre Copeland, 41, underwent surgery and were discharged Wednesday.

Witnesses said the passenger inside the SUV got out and opened fire at the men, who were gambling on the side of the store. They said the shooter got back inside the SUV and fled east on Northwest 82nd Street.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.