Two people were injured Thursday in what police callied a “landlord-tenant dispute.”
A man in his 60s was shot once in the upper body area and an elderly woman was beaten and pistol-whipped at 7711 NW Fourth Ave. according to Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Reyes.
Police were sent to the scene at 10:26 a.m. after someone walking down the street called 911 in reference to hearing a gun shot.
Reyes said both victims, who were transferred by Miami Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, are in extremely critical conditional.
Both lived in the peach-color duplex but it was not immediately known if they are related.
A toddler and an infant were in the house at the time of the shooting, but were unharmed. They are with family members.
According to a neighbor who did not want to be identified, police were previously called to the same address after a dispute between the tenant and landlord.
Authorities are looking for suspects.
A bloody towel remained outside the woman’s open porch; the man was shot inside the home.
Some neighbors said they “didn’t hear a sound,” while others said all you can hear were “dogs barking at the commotion.”
“I didn’t hear anything. Shootings happen around the corner all the time; you get used to it,” said next-door neighbor Richard Davis. “I have kids, so I want to get out of here.”
Miami Herald photographer Tim Chapman contributed to this report.