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Bizarre-acting man at NW Miami-Dade café shoots gun into air injuring 2 people

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The owner of a Northwest Miami-Dade restaurant reportedly tackled a gunman who shot into the air injuring two people at the Gran Parada Café and Restaurant.

Local 10 spoke to the wife of the owner who said that around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, a man stood at the doorway of the restaurant at Northwest 199th Street and Northwest 10th Avenue.

She said he was swaying back and forth and acting “bizarrely.” That’s when he pulled out a gun and fired into the air, the woman said. It was then that the restaurant owner jumped up from the bar and tackled the gunman at the door.

Miami-Dade police said one person struck was in the ankle and a bullet grazed the other victim.

Two people were seen being taken inside Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

The shooter was able to get away, according to police.

On Sunday night, the cleanup of shattered glass and a bloodstained floor was underway at the family business where a bizarre situation could have ended much worse.

(Local 10 and Local10.com will update this story as more information becomes available.)


About the Authors:

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.