2 killed after silver Nissan shot up in northwest Miami-Dade, police say

Motive for shooting unknown

By Liane Morejon - Reporter , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Two people were killed Wednesday afternoon when their car was shot up in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.

The shooting was reported in the area of 7951 NW Fifth Ave.

The victims' car came to a rest in a swale with hurricane debris, Miami-Dade police said. 

Sky 10 was above the scene just after 12:30 p.m. as a tarp covered a portion of the bullet-riddled silver Nissan Sentra.

People in the area told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon that they heard the sound of rapid gunfire in the area, but it's unclear whether there was more than one shooter.

A woman, who didn't want to be identified, said she's sick of the shootings that frequently occur in the neighborhood, and she is forced to live in fear.

"Around here, it's an everyday thing. We just hear so many gunshots. Just last week there were like another 20 gunshots right down the street from my house," she said. "This is an almost everyday thing and it's getting more than scary already because I like to be outside. I'm a nocturnal type of person and it's getting to the point where I can't even be in my yard."

A motive for the shooting is unknown.

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

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