Police search for white BMW SUV after shots fired in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Police are looking for a white BMW SUV as they investigate gunfire near the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Wednesday morning.

Miami Beach police say they received multiple 911 calls around 8:30 a.m. reporting that someone in that BMW fired several shots in the area of 44th Street and Collins Avenue.

The BMW SUV fled the scene of the shooting. Nobody was seriously injured, Miami Beach Police public information officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.

A white Mercedes that had been shot multiple times was located in North Beach near 74th Street.

A woman inside the Mercedes suffered lacerations, apparently from shattered glass, and was treated and released, investigators say.

“We do believe they knew each other in some way, shape or form,” Rodriguez said. “Whether they met earlier in the day or not, we don’t know. We don’t believe this is isolated to just road rage, however, there’s a lot of investigative work ahead of us.”

A man who said he is the woman’s girlfriend showed up at the scene and said she called him screaming that someone was shooting at her from a car.

Schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution, but that lockdown has since been lifted.

Police are checking for nearby surveillance video, and they were looking into whether one of the bullets hit a nearby boat.

Anyone with information about the white BMW SUV is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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