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Police identify two men shot Thursday in Miami Gardens; 4 shot in 2 incidents that day

Four people shot in Miami Gardens, reports say

Miami Gardens police responded to a shooting Thursday afternoon that left three people wounded, according to the department. Police say there was an earlier shooting that left one man wounded.
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Miami Gardens police responded to a shooting Thursday afternoon that left three people wounded, according to the department. Police say there was an earlier shooting that left one man wounded.

Police on Friday identified two of the three people who were shot Thursday afternoon in Miami Gardens while standing outside a home in the neighborhood.

Marquise Frazier, 19, and Junior Joseph, 25, were two of the victims, according to Miami Gardens police spokesman Carlos Austin. The third victim was not named because he's 17.

Two of the victims have been treated and released from the hospital, while one remains hospitalized in stable condition, according to the release. It is unknown which of the three men remains hospitalized.

The three men were standing outside a Miami Gardens home around 3:30 p.m. Thursday when two men approached them, began shooting and then took off, police said.

The shooting, which left all three wounded, was the second in the city Thursday. Earlier in the day, one man was wounded in a shooting outside a Miami Gardens Family Dollar store.

According to the police, the shooting of the three men occurred in the 2300 block of Northwest 180th Terrace. Police say officers found two victims in front of a home. Police found another person on Northwest 183rd Street and 23rd Avenue.



Police say they are looking for a gray vehicle.

The yellow house where the victims were shot had no signs of bullet holes or damage and there was no visible blood at the scene. A football and an empty Taco Bell cup were strewn next to the home's front stoop. A man in a black sedan who was parked in the driveway left without speaking to the media.

Angela Jones, a neighbor who lives across the street from the house, said she heard the gunshots.

"I was sitting at my dining room table, which is by the window, and heard what I thought was firecrackers," Jones said. "It actually turned out to be gunshots, like 10 or 12 of them, and so my mom and I scattered. We got away from the window and hid for a second."

After the police officers had cleared the scene, several other neighbors discussed what had happened. Most said they were at work when the incident occurred, and hadn't heard of the shooting before returning home.

"I didn’t get a good look at the kid that they put on the stretcher. He looks like one of the kids who live across the street, but I'm not sure," Jones said, when asked if she knew whether the victims were from the neighborhood. "My mom says it looks like some of the kids that live over there."

Earlier in the day, two men got in an argument at the Family Dollar store, 19650 NW 27th Ave., police said.

The argument spilled into the parking lot, where one man opened fire on another and then took off just before noon, police said.

The man's condition was unknown Thursday night.

Detectives say they are looking for a man who is between 5 feet, 9 inches and 6 feet and is in his early to mid-20s. He was last seen in red pants and slippers, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami Gardens Police Det. L. Gonzalez at 305-474-6473 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).



This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.

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