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Gunman barricaded himself inside Miami home, police say

Miami police are working to apprehend a man who they said was seen shooting in the area of Northwest Eighth Avenue and 51st Street Wednesday morning.
Miami police are working to apprehend a man who they said was seen shooting in the area of Northwest Eighth Avenue and 51st Street Wednesday morning.

MIAMI – Miami police are working to apprehend a man who they said was seen shooting in the area of Northwest Eighth Avenue and 51st Street Wednesday morning.

According to authorities, the gunman barricaded himself inside a home at 5101 NW Eighth Ave. shortly before 11 a.m.

Police ultimately entered home Wednesday afternoon but did not find the man, so they are searching for him.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat said the incident stemmed from a dispute between two tenants in the area.

She said the apparent victim called 911 and said that a fellow tenant had shot at him, but the bullet missed him and struck the tire of a vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

Fallat said hostage negotiators were trying to persuade the suspect to come out of the home. She said they believed he was armed but are unsure whether anyone else was inside the home.

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