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Miami cops find 5 gunshot victims but no shooter early Saturday. They need your help.

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Miami police are looking for whoever shot at least five people in a residential neighborhood around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to Miami police Officer Michael Vega, officers responded to reports of a shooting at 239 NW 16th St. in the Overtown area. When police arrived they found two males and one female who were all shot in the ankles.

Fire rescue transported the victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition, Vega said.

In addition, police also report that two more victims went to Jackson’s emergency room with gunshot wounds to the arm and shoulder, respectively.

“We need the community’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) and finding a motive,” Vega said. If you have information call Miami police at 305-579-6111 and you can remain anonymous at 305-471-8477.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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