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2 men unknown to each other fatally shot in northwest Miami-Dade

Police investigate shootings that left 2 men dead in northwest Miami-Dade
Police investigate shootings that left 2 men dead in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating two shootings that left two men dead late Thursday night in northwest Miami-Dade.

The shooting of one of the men was reported in the area of 8190 NW 197th St. near Lawton Chiles Middle School.

According to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, officers arrived to the scene just before 11:15 p.m. and found the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died.

Zabaleta said officers also located a vehicle that had crashed nearby. Inside was another man who was also found with a gunshot wound.

Scene of fatal shooting in northwest Miami-Dade. (WPLG)

That victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The white Mercedes-Benz with bullet holes was later towed away from the scene.

“As I was heading home, I just kind of look to the side and I was like someone just completely hit the front entrance,” Giovanni Pirri said.

Pirri said he saw the crashed Mercedes outside his Marbella Park neighborhood when was driving home.

“I peeked inside and I see a man laying back, kind of leaning to the side, and I saw that there was blood on his shirt -- I think on his arm in the center console of the car,” Pirri said.

According to Zabaleta, the two victims were not known to each other.

A motive for the shootings remains unclear and no arrests have been made.

“I didn’t know if I was getting into danger,” Pirri said. “I’ve lived here my whole life, so to hear something like that is really bizarre.”

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.