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1 shot in arm, another in leg, a 3rd in buttocks, a 4th grazed; motive unknown

Four shot in drive-by in Naranja

Four people were shot in Naranja on Wednesday morning. By Wednesday evening, Miami-Dade police had arrested three suspects in the shooting. Four men, between the ages of 34 and 64, were shot and were in stable condition, police said.
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Four people were shot in Naranja on Wednesday morning. By Wednesday evening, Miami-Dade police had arrested three suspects in the shooting. Four men, between the ages of 34 and 64, were shot and were in stable condition, police said.

Four people were shot during a drive-by in South Miami-Dade on Wednesday morning that led to a police chase where two people were taken into custody while a third suspect managed to evade police for most of the day, police said.

Miami-Dade Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said police don’t yet have a motive for why someone in a dark-colored vehicle pulled up to a home at Southwest 139th Avenue and 246th Street and opened fire.

He said four men were sitting in front of a home when the car pulled up. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, he said. One person was shot in the leg, another in the arm, a third in the buttocks and a fourth person was grazed.

All were transported to local hospitals in stable condition, police said. The victims were identified as:

Tommy Mayfield, 35; Frank Luis, 44; Tommy Butler, 64; and Broderick Richardson, 34.

Not long after the shooting, police spotted the vehicle believed to have been involved in the incident and started chasing it at Southwest 250th Street and 122nd Avenue. Zabaleta said a male bailed out and was caught a few blocks away. He was later identified as Tony McGhee Jr., 26, and he faces charges including possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and resisting officer without violence.

A woman who was in the car was also taken into custody. As of Wednesday evening, she had not been charged, police said.

By mid-afternoon, police had set up a perimeter and were using K-9s to try to find a third suspect. Police said the victims were uncooperative and likely know the shooter or shooters.

“The subject was last seen running with a handgun and is considered armed and dangerous,” Zabaleta said earlier in the day.

By 5 p.m., police announced they had captured Byron Curry, 26, a few blocks away. He faces charges including burglary, fleeing and eluding, grand theft, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. .

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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