Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, and Miami-Dade Police had all responded to the scene on the 600 block of South Drive. at approximately 10:30 pm on Wednesday, December 21st. The initial report we received was of a shooting at the 600 block of South Drive. We had suspected this might be another hotel related incident, but upon arriving we were shocked to see this had occurred at one of the homes on the 600 block of South Drive. That’s the block closest NW 36th Street in between Oakwood Drive and NW 36th Street.
When we first arrived, the police had yet to establish a formal perimeter, but we stayed at respectable distance as it was clear it was a very active scene. We noticed that Miami Springs Police were attempting to console a young woman who was in an extreme state of emotional distress. She didn’t appear to be physically hurt, but she was heard screaming and crying. A Miami Springs Police Officer placed her in the passenger seat of one of the cruisers.
We spoke with several of the neighbors. Most of them said they didn’t know what had happened, but one of the neighbors did say she had heard “shots.” When asked, she couldn’t confirm if it was a single shot or multiple shots. We asked her if the cops had arrived before she heard the shots and she was not sure.
So here’s what we know so far. There appears to have been a man that was shot in the chest. We don’t know if that individual is deceased or transported to a hospital. There was a young woman who was in emotional distress at the scene. We don’t know if this was a suicide or homicide type situation. We also don’t know if this was a police involved shooting situation.
We will follow up with the Miami Springs Public Information Officer in the morning. Nevertheless, we asked the Police if there’s someone on the loose that the community should be aware or on the lookout. The Police Department informed us that the suspect is in custody.
So if you live nearby, you don’t have to worry about a suspect on the loose.
We want to thank all the responding agencies including Miami Springs, V.G. and Miami-Dade Police Departments.
We also want to thank the Miami Springs Police Officers that were helping the young woman in distress. We are also grateful for the professionalism of the Miami Springs officers we spoke with in person and over the phone on the matter.
UPDATE: 7:30 AM – THURSDAY, DEC 22
WSVN is reporting that a vehicle riddled with bullets has been towed from the scene. You can view the WSVN report at:
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) December 22, 2022