MIAMI – Two people were shot Friday afternoon in Miami, prompting police to establish a perimeter in the area.
The shooting occurred in the area of Northeast 20th Street and North Miami Avenue.
Sky 10 was above the scene at 3 p.m. as the department’s SWAT team was in the area. Some officers were standing behind patrol cars with their large guns drawn as other officers continued their search for the shooter.
“That person was spotted in this perimeter and we believe he may still be in here,” Miami police Commander Freddie Cruz said.
Cruz confirmed that both victims were taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The perimeter was set up from Northwest Second Avenue to Northeast Miami Court on 18th Street to 22nd Street.
Drivers in the area are asked to seek alternate routes.
The shooting forced nearby iPrep Academy to be placed on lockdown for a short time. All students have since been safely dismissed.
Detectives are now doing everything they can to find the person who open fired in the popular Wynwood area.
“We have lots of witnesses,” Cruz said. “We are actually reviewing cameras in the area and, like always, we like to ask the community, if they know something, saw something, come forward.”
No other details were immediately released about the shooting.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the Miami Police Department of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.