Two men were killed, and a man and a teenage boy were seriously injured in four separate shootings in Miami on Sunday, according to police.
“It was a rough day,” said Rene Pimentel, spokesman for the Miami Police Department. “Most of these [shootings] happened in broad daylight.”
The bloodshed began at about 12:30 a.m. at 134 NW 11th St. A man was shot in the upper body and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Police have not released the man’s name or any other details in the case.
The second shooting happened at about 10 a.m at 5644 NW 44th Ave. Reginald Killings, 30, was outside his home when someone shot him several times. He died at the scene.
Pimentel said it was not clear whether it was one or more shooters or whether the shooter or shooters came by foot or in a car.
“Our investigators are trying to piece together what happened,” he said.
Only a few blocks away, there was another shooting at about 12:15 p.m. at Northwest Fifth Avenue and 44th Street.
According to police, Maurice Alexander Cabrera, 21, was riding his bicycle with two girls beside him when someone shot and killed him at close range.
Pimentel said someone came in a vehicle, but it wasn’t clear whether the shooter stayed in the car or got out.
“We don’t know whether or not he was targeted, but the evidence so far points in that direction,” Pimentel said.
Police were interviewing the girls, who were not injured and were not identified.
In the fourth shooting, a 14-year-old boy took a bullet to the face.
“He was alert and conscious,” Pimentel said. The teen was on Northwest 15th Avenue and 68th Street when he was shot.
“That is a very busy area,” Pimentel said. “There definitely were people who saw it.”
Police do not believe any of these cases are related and are asking anyone with information on any of the shootings to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.