Crime

Two dead, a third injured after drive-by shooting in Liberty City

Miami police are investigating a triple shooting at an apartment complex on Northwest Eighth Avenue and 70th Street that left two dead. A third victim was taken to Jackson’s Ryder Trauma.
Miami police are investigating a triple shooting at an apartment complex on Northwest Eighth Avenue and 70th Street that left two dead. A third victim was taken to Jackson’s Ryder Trauma. Twitter

Two people were killed and a third is in critical condition after someone peppered the courtyard of a Liberty City apartment complex Friday just after midnight.

Miami police hadn’t released a lot of information, other than to say the area is a known hot spot for narcotics transactions and it’s the same area where a Miami patrol car was struck by a bullet a couple of weeks ago.

A male and a female were killed. Another woman remained hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center. Police said the victims were hanging out with a group of friends when the shooting occurred.

The shooting happened at about 12:50 a.m. at an apartment complex at Northwest Eighth Avenue and 70th Street.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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Chuck Rabin, writing news stories for the Miami Herald for the past three decades, covers cops and crime. Before that he covered the halls of government for Miami-Dade and the city of Miami. He’s covered hurricanes, the 2000 presidential election and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting. On a random note: Long before those assignments, Chuck was pepper-sprayed covering the disturbances in Miami the morning Elián Gonzalez was whisked away by federal authorities.
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