A shooting at the opulent Opera Tower Friday night in downtown Miami has once again shocked residents at the 55-story luxury building, which offers 360-degree views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
According to Miami Police, at approximately 9:42 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the Opera Tower at 1750 N. Bayshore Dr. after reports that gunshots had been heard from inside the skyscraper on the 21st floor.
A trail of blood led detectives down to the 16th floor, where they found an adult male with a gunshot wound.
The victim, as-yet unnamed, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.
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Police haven't revealed a motive behind the shooting and say the investigation is ongoing.
The bloody disturbance at the residence, which was developed by Tibor Hollo and opened in 2007 with a half-acre pool deck overlooking the bay and was upgraded in 2012 with Chihuly-inspired chandeliers dangling in the lobby from a 25-plus foot ceiling, was reminiscent of a crime scene from 2013.
In May that year, police investigated a triple shooting at the posh Miami condo tower and discovered a bogus credit-card manufacturing operation inside a blood-soaked unit on the 19th floor.
Anyone with information on Friday night's shooting is urged to contact the Miami Police Department’s Assault Unit at 305-603-6940. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.