CUTLER BAY, Fla. – Shots were fired late Thursday night outside a sports bar in Cutler Bay, and it all allegedly started with an argument over karaoke.
According to witnesses, three people were shot during a fight that erupted at a karaoke night event.
The shooting occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. outside The Sandbar Sports Grill on Old Cutler Road near Franjo Road.
According to one man who was there at the time, this all started when two men got into a fight over who was next to sing karaoke.
That dispute spilled outside into the parking lot, at which point one of those men then pulled out a gun and started firing.
The other man, he says, was also armed, and returned fire.
“One of them was like, ‘No, it’s my turn,’ and the other one was like, ‘No, it’s my turn,’ and it just went into a big brawl from there,” Zachary Ramos said. “When we were running away from the shots, like bullets were flying past us. We could hear this zip coming past our heads and it was just madness.”
In all, the witness said he heard between 10 and 20 gunshots.
Cameras were rolling a short time later as one of the victims was taken to a hospital.
Miami-Dade police confirmed that officers arrived at the scene to find a woman and man suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to Jackson South Medical Center in critical condition.
Police said another man was found several blocks away moments later, also suffering from a gunshot wound. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel transported him to Jackson South Medical Center in stable condition.
Authorities are working to determine whether the two men injured in the shooting were also the shooters.
Ramos said the female victim was an innocent bystander who was involved in the altercation.
“Yeah, she was just someone that was here at the bar, just enjoying her time,” he said.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.