Woman shot while sitting inside vehicle in northwest Miami-Dade

Victim driven to gas station, then taken to hospital in critical condition

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Madeleine Wright - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A woman was shot while sitting inside a vehicle in a northwest Miami-Dade County apartment complex, police said.

The shooting occurred early Tuesday at the apartment complex on Northwest 84th Street near Northwest Fourth Avenue.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said the victim was driven to a Chevron gas station on Northwest Sixth Avenue in Miami. She was later taken by paramedics to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

A woman who was shot was driven to this Chevron gas station on Northwest Sixth Avenue in Miami.

Manotte Joseph said she woke up to the sound of gunshots about 3 a.m. 

Yellow police markers could be seen on the ground in the parking lot of the apartment complex. There were also three vehicles -- a gray Toyota Camry, a black Nissan Versa and a gray Nissan Armada -- with visible bullet holes.

Raphael Jean, who was visiting the apartment complex, said this isn't the first time there's been a shooting in the neighborhood.

"About two or three weeks ago, it was chaos," Jean said. "It was very horrible."

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

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