Miami-Dade County

5 being held after shooting near school and car chase in Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade police had five people in custody Tuesday afternoon following a brief car chase and the shooting of a man at a Northwest Miami-Dade strip mall.

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

Police captured the five men after being alerted to a shooting at the mall at Northwest 79th Street and 27th Avenue. They eventually pulled over the car at Northwest 85th Street and Eighth Avenue, and recovered a firearm.

No names had been released and no arrests were made by 3:30 p.m. The make and model of the car hadn’t been released.

The mall where the shooting took place is also home to Stellar Leadership Academy, a school for at-risk kids in grades nine through 12. The school opened in 2011.

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