Several people hospitalized after gunfire leads to crash in North Miami

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A barrage of bullets in North Miami neighborhood startled neighbors overnight on Tuesday and sent three people to the hospital.

The bullets left several cars and homes damaged.

“We got numerous calls of shots being fired in the area,” said North Miami Police Commander Kessler Brooks.

Police were called around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to the area of 540 Northeast 132nd Street about a possible shootout.

Bullet casings from at least two different types of guns were found on the street, police said.

A neighbor, too shaken to show her face on camera, told Local 10 that she heard a hail of gunfire and quickly took cover. She believes one of the shooters was riding in a vehicle before opening fire.

Soon after, police said the driver of one car, seen with at least one bullet hole in it at the scene, attempted to speed off, but while trying to drive away, he slammed into another car on Northeast 6th Avenue.

“That car came out into the intersection. Unfortunately they crashed into a another vehicle that was not involved,” Brooks said.

The driver of the other car is expected to be okay.

“We’re trying to confirm who was involved, who was a shooter, or who was just a person of interest,” Brooks said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8477.

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