Miami Beach

Two people shot in South Beach; section of Washington Avenue reopened

Miami Beach police are investigating a shooting that injured two people early Friday, and took two people of interest into custody.

Two people were shot on the sidewalk at 1437 Washington Ave. around 4:40 a.m. after they were involved in a fight, police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. Both victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds in the legs that weren’t life threatening.

A third person, a man, was also taken to the hospital for injuries received in the fight, though he was not shot, Rodriguez said.

A vehicle that fled the scene was found a few blocks away near Eighth Street and Meridian Avenue and was taken into custody. Police also took into custody two people they described as persons of interest, but by Friday evening, no one had been formally charged.

Police closed both directions of traffic on Washington Avenue at 14th Street for the investigation.

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