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Miami-Dade officer and food delivery drivers’ trucks both struck by bullets in Opa-locka

Code enforcement officer parked in Opa-locka said she was shot at.
Code enforcement officer parked in Opa-locka said she was shot at.

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – According to Opa-locka police, a code enforcement officer’s truck has been shot at with bullets, as well as a food delivery driver’s vehicle.

Police say the officer was parked on the corner of 2005 Ali Baba Avenue in Opa-locka when she was shot at.

The code enforcement officer was not injured. She told police she is not sure if she was the intended target, or, if the shooting was meant for someone else.

Her work truck is a white pick-up truck with Miami-Dade County logos on it.

A responding officer on the scene confirmed there were two bullet holes on the front window the truck.

Opa-locka police also stated that a delivery truck was also struck by a bullet, and the owner of that vehicle says he was simply making a food delivery. Now, his window is completely shattered.

“When the door slung open, ‘Bum, bum, bum!’ window shattered,” he described of the scary incident.

According to the delivery driver, he had just opened his door and a bullet went through the driver’s-side window just missing him.

“I’m blessed right now, real blessed,” he explained with gratitude about still being alive. “Shook and upset at the same time, but I’m blessed.”

Just as stunned is Cynthia Stallworth, who lives nearby and saw it all.

“As soon as they shot at her she took off,” explained Stallworth.

Stallworth believes the code enforcement officer was the intended victim. “I feel like she was targeted,” she says.

However, police have not confirmed if this was a targeted attack.

Only two police units remained on the scene at 1 p.m., as Opa-locka police taped off the area for hours collecting evidence.

So far, no suspect has been taken in by police. Although Stallworth saw what went down with her own eyes, she could not tell who the shooter was.

Neighbors say that code enforcement officer is known in the neighborhood.


About the Author:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.