Restaurant melee turns into street shooting in North Miami

Gunman leaves 1 injured

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A shooting outside a popular North Miami restaurant left a man wounded in the street Tuesday night.

Police said there was an argument before 6:30 p.m. at The Licking restaurant, known for its soul food and love of hip-hop culture.

“From what we’ve gathered, there was some type of argument that ensued in the restaurant and then it became physical," North Miami police Officer Natalie Buissereth said. "From there it went out into the roadway, and this is where the victim was shot.”

The shooting was near the intersection of Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 125th Street.

Abed Baker said he was driving to work when he saw a man lying in the middle of the street.

“I looked and there was a lot of blood coming out,” Baker said.

Buissereth said the suspected gunman was cooperating with police.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took the wounded man to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. He is expected to be OK.

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