West Little River street shooting leaves 5 injured in 2 cars, police say

Miami-Dade shooting leaves at least 2 injured

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A shooting in West Little River left five people injured on Thursday night, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Detective Angel Rodriguez, a spokesman for the department, said three victims showed up to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in a white Mitsubishi Outlander. The sports utility vehicle’s back window was shattered.

A damaged sports utility vehicle was parked outside Jackson Memorial Hospital after a Thursday night shooting in West Little River. (Kenneth Rice/ Local 10 News)

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel also picked up two victims from another damaged vehicle outside of a Lemon Peppers restaurant at Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 54th Street in Brownsville, police said.

A damaged car is parked outside a restaurant in Brownsville after a Thursday night shooting in West Little River. (Local 10 News)

Rodriguez said a police officer was on patrol when the shooting happened near the intersection of Northwest 31st Court and Northwest 88th Street in West Little River.

A man in the Mitsubishi told officers that he was being shot at when he returned fire, Rodriguez said.


Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.