2 men shot, show up for help at Tom Thumb in southwest Miami-Dade

Police search for shooter


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating after the driver and passenger of a Mercedes-Benz were shot Thursday afternoon in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police were called to a Tom Thumb gas station at 18400 SW 177th Ave., where two men were suffering from gunshot wounds.

Detective Lee Cowart said the driver of the Mercedes-Benz was shot in the leg and the passenger was shot in the abdomen, about three miles away on a street between a field and a dragon fruit farm in the Redlands.

Cowart said the men met with another man who opened fire at them. He said a witness drove the wounded passenger to the gas station, while the other victim drove there in his Mercedes-Benz.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue airlifted the victim who was shot in the abdomen to Jackson South Medical Center.

Detectives were searching for the driver of a blue four-door Chrysler 300. 

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