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Drive-by retaliation leads to high-speed chase, 3 arrests so far

At least 3 crime scenes, 2 unidentified people in wild day of shooting in Florida City

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida City drive-by shooting that left at least two people shot and a high-speed chase caught on camera are both related, police said.

Just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, officers gave chase to a white Dodge Charger after its occupants were involved in an on-ramp shooting in southwest Miami-Dade County, police said.

Sky 10 picked up the chase as the vehicle traveled north on Florida’s Turnpike away from Florida City. The vehicle then exited at Northwest 216th Street turning around and resuming southbound on Florida’s Turnpike. The vehicle eventually exited at Florida City and would eventually stop at Northwest Fifth Avenue and Northwest 13th Street, close to the scene of a related drive-by shooting just a short time prior.

As the vehicle came to a stop, four people jumped from it, running in different directions.

As the driver and passengers scattered, several officers pursued them on foot. Three of the suspects were caught and one person still remains at-large.

Prior to the high-speed chase, investigators said the four chased down a driver of a vehicle and shot at an unidentified victim at a Florida’s Turnpike on-ramp. That victim and their status were not immediately known.

The victim of that on-ramp shooting attempt, investigators confirm, was responsible for the drive-by shooting on a Florida City home and the four suspects fired upon them in retaliation.

As a result of the drive-by shooting, Homestead police officers confirmed that a man, 23, and woman, 34, were shot inside and drove themselves to Homestead Hospital. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the face and the woman suffered gunshot wounds to the head.

The two parked a white vehicle in front of the emergency room and would be eventually airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center’s Ryder Trauma Center. Their conditions were not immediately known.

The shooting happened blocks away from Laura C. Saunders Elementary School, which was placed on a temporary lockdown until police activity subsided in the area a short time later.

No victims or suspects arrested have been named as officers search for at least two more people involved.

WATCH the high-speed and foot chase below:


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