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Bullets fly at busy Miami Gardens sports complex. Police say no one was hit.

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Bullets flew Thursday night at a Miami Gardens sports complex when at least two people started shooting at each other and fired about 30 rounds, police said. But it appeared no one had been hit.

A bullet hit a parked vehicle and shattered a window. A woman was hurt when she was hit by flying glass, police said. The extent of her injuries was not immediately known.

Police spokesman Carlos Austin said ShotSpotter technology estimates that more than 30 rounds were fired just before 9 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th St.

The sprawling complex, which houses an amphitheater, dance studio, fitness center and swimming pool, closes at 10 p.m.

Austin said there was “a non-city-sponsored dance group on the property who got into a previous argument (outside of our city) with another group.”

“The other group responded and shots were fired,” he said.

As of Thursday night, police were still looking for the people involved.

“If you know anything that may help the police department identify the shooters, call Crime Stoppers,” Austin said.

Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers can be reached at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
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