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Police clear scene after report of another shooting at Opera Tower in Miami

Perceived sound of gunshots may have been from construction in area

Miami police block off the Opera Tower following a report of a shooting.
Miami police block off the Opera Tower following a report of a shooting. (WPLG)

MIAMI – Miami police blocked off the Opera Tower residential building Thursday after receiving a report about a shooting.

According to authorities, the management company was contacted by a resident of the building who said they heard gunshots.

Police said there is construction happening in the building and nearby, but they secured the scene out of an abundance of caution as officers investigated the report.

By 1 p.m., police said they had concluded their investigation and reopened Bayshore Drive after no signs of a shooting were found.

The report comes days after a shooting occurred on the third floor of the building at 1750 N. Bayshore Drive.

According to police, an argument ensued Tuesday as the elevator doors opened on the third floor between the group inside the elevator and some other people on the other side of the elevator.

“One of the individuals which was inside of the elevator exited, and walked toward one of the subjects in an aggressive manner,” Miami police spokeswoman, Officer Kiara Delva, said. “Shortly thereafter, the individual who exited the elevator immediately returned in a concealing manner as if he was being shot at, at which point in time the subject exchanged gunfire.”

No injuries were reported, however, Delva said casings and a gun were found at the scene.

Several people were taken into custody for questioning after the shooting, but it’s unclear whether any arrests were made.


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.