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Man shot in Mercedes in Miami-Dade road rage incident

Police looking for shooter in blue Nissan

Patricia Torres says her 36-year-old brother-in-law was driving a white Mercedes-Benz alone in the vicinity of Northwest 79th Street near 24th Avenue. That's when police say someone in a blue Nissan opened fire after believing to be cut off.
Patricia Torres says her 36-year-old brother-in-law was driving a white Mercedes-Benz alone in the vicinity of Northwest 79th Street near 24th Avenue. That's when police say someone in a blue Nissan opened fire after believing to be cut off.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured Tuesday afternoon. They say it was a road rage incident.

Patricia Torres says her 36-year-old brother-in-law was driving a white Mercedes-Benz alone in the vicinity of Northwest 79th Street near 24th Avenue.

Police say the driver of a blue Nissan became enraged after he felt he was cut off by the Mercedes.

Torres’ relative was shot in the leg after the gunman in the blue car rolled up alongside, investigators say.

The victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is expected to be OK.

“He’s very scared,” Torres told Local 10 News. “He was talking to me on the phone while that thing happened. So I told him not to hang up, to stay with me on the phone, because I didn’t know how serious it was.”

The victim drove two and a half miles to his home on Little River Drive, where he was met by police and paramedics.

Sky 10 was above the scene where a white Mercedes-Benz had bullet holes in the front passenger-side door after police said there was an altercation involving a blue Nissan.
Sky 10 was above the scene where a white Mercedes-Benz had bullet holes in the front passenger-side door after police said there was an altercation involving a blue Nissan.

Sky 10 was above that scene shortly before 12:30 p.m. and spotted a white Mercedes-Benz that had five bullet holes in the front passenger-side door.

While the Mercedes will need significant repairs, Torres acknowledged it could have turned out much worse.

“I don’t know, something [is] wrong with people,” she said. “I’m scared to drive the car.”

Police are searching for the blue Nissan and its driver. If you witnessed the shooting or have any information, you are urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.