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Police: Man, woman both alert after being shot in Miami

Miami police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Wednesday morning.
Miami police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Wednesday morning.

MIAMI – Miami police are investigating a double shooting that occurred Wednesday morning.

Miami Police Officer Michael Vega confirmed the incident occurred just before 6 a.m. at a gray two-story complex near Northwest Second Avenue and 17th Street.

Vega said officers arrived at the scene after receiving a ShotSpotter alert and discovered that two people, a man and a woman, had been shot.

Vega said the man was shot in the stomach area and the woman had been shot in the back and shoulder.

He said both were alert and conscious as they were being taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

The victims’ identities have not yet been released, however authorities confirmed that the woman is in her early 20s and the man is in his 40s.

“We are looking for a male Black suspect, dressed all in black,” Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo said. “We don’t have an approximate age yet.”

Acevedo said their preliminary investigation shows this may have been a situation involving narcotics.

“When you engage in behavior that is risky, and anytime you’re involved in narcotics dealing or narcotics trafficking or buying dope – buyer beware. You don’t know who you’re buying from,” he said.

The shooting happened less than half a mile away from Phillip Wheatley Elementary School.

“We’re working very quickly to try to gain access to a lot of the business and privately-held cameras that folks have with the Ring initiative that we have with Ring across the city and across the country, where citizens can make their cameras available,” Acevedo said.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!