Shooting on busy street blocks traffic in southwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A crime scene interrupted traffic on a busy road in southwest Miami-Dade County on Friday afternoon, as county police investigated a shooting.

Police had surrounded a gray Nissan Altima in the northbound lanes of South Dixie Highway at SW 186th Street. South Dixie Highway was closed between Marlin Road and SW 186th Street.

Investigators say they responded to a report of the shooting at approximately 2:10 p.m. at the US1 Discount Mall at 18901 South Dixie Highway.

The victim is a man who attempted to take himself to a nearby hospital, police say.

Officers found the car in the area of South Dixie Highway and SW 186th Street, rendered aid, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took the victim to a nearby hospital in stable condition, authorities say.

The motive for the shooting is unknown, and the investigation continues.

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