MIAMI, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol officers were spread out over several scenes Friday as a mystery continued to unfold.
Two cars with bullet holes and two drivers on Interstate 95, both happening around 11 a.m. Friday, and FHP said there were about 12 shots fired. But they are not sure if there is any connection or why someone would randomly shoot at cars on I-95.
“It doesn’t appear as if both victims know each other, they were just motorists on the roadway,” according to Lieutenanta Alex Camacho of FHP.
It started in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 when a driver called police to tell them he needed help because someone shot out his back window.
FHP arrived to the scene where the SUV driver had pulled over, near Exit 11, the Northwest 151st Street exit. The driver was not injured.
As this was happening, FHP learned that a 19-year-old had driven himself to an urgent care at 131st Street and Biscayne Boulevard saying he had been shot, also while driving on the interstate. He was transferred to Aventura Hospital.
That car, riddled with bullet holes, was towed from the urgent care. We counted at least 7 bullet holes in the Dodge Challenger. Troopers are looking for clues, video, any bullet fragments at this point and they are still unsure if these two incidents are connected. They are trying to find out who would open fire on South Florida’s busiest highway.
“Any individual that discharges a firearm on I-95, where there are hundreds of vehicles, needs to be apprehended,” Camacho said.
FHP told Local 10 that a white four-sedan could be the suspect vehicle and that it was traveling on northbound I-95, but that is all they know. They are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.
Police still continue to search for clues and suspects in the random killing of Melissa Gonzalez, who was shot Jan. 3 while driving on Interstate 95. Gonzalez was heading south on I-95 near Exit 7, Northwest 79th Street, when she was struck by a bullet and died from her injuries.
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