Gunfight leaves 5 men injured in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Five men were shot on Thursday afternoon in Miami Gardens. Witnesses fear it was a gang-related gunfight. A man said there were so many people shooting “it sounded like Iraq.”

One of the victims was shot in the chest. According to Detective Carolyn Frazer, a spokeswoman for the Miami Gardens Police Department, the shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. behind the U-Gas Station at 16701 NW 42 Ave.

Frazer said officers found the victims spread out throughout the area. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel airlifted two of the injured to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

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Detectives detain several people outside of a convenience store after a shooting Thursday afternoon in Miami Gardens.

Two ambulances responded to The U-Gas Station, near the Palmetto Expressway. An ambulance responded to a home nearby on Northwest 168th Terrace.

Detectives detained seven people in front of a convenience store at 4195 NW 167 St., right behind the gas station. By early Friday morning, Frazer had not provided an update on the number of arrests made.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Wilson Louis and Sandra Antonio contributed to this report.


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