MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are searching for a gunman hours after a man was shot inside his home in southwest Miami-Dade County early Monday morning.
The scene is on SW 107th Terrace, off SW 138th Avenue. Investigators taped off the residential area and have been going in and out of the blue and white house for much of the day.
Miami-Dade County police say preliminary information indicates that a man entered the home and shot the victim, who was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
The suspect is still on the loose, police say.
A neighbor tells Local 10 News that she woke up just after 5 a.m. to go for a run and heard loud noises.
“Boom, boom,” she said, describing the noise. “I thought it was a transformer and the electricity was going to go out any minute.”
She says she peeked outside and saw a car speeding off, then realized the noise was something else.
“It had to have been a rifle. It was powerful and loud,” she said.
One neighbor’s surveillance camera caught activity outside the house around 5:30 a.m. The video shows a white van pull into the driveway, followed by another car. Several people get out.
Soon after, they all run back, the van speeds off and one person runs in the opposite direction, the video shows.
Local 10 News cameras captured the victim being treated in an ambulance just moments after the shooting.
Neighbors said they have seen police presence outside of that house before.
“Nobody likes to come out of their home on a holiday when you’re just hoping to relax and see a crime tape,” one said.