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Miami drive-by shooting injured five people

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MIAMI – Five people were injured in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Miami.

According to police, the shooting happened at around 2:30 a.m. on the northbound lanes of US 1 around SW 22 Avenue.

"I was up and heard the gunshots. I hid behind a wall and ducked down on the ground," said Juan Carlos Balsera, who lives in the area. "I heard like seven shots."     

Detectives said a Nissan Altima with six occupants was shot at by people in another vehicle that pulled up alongside them.

"The ages are from 17 into the early 20s. As of right now, we don't know the motive behind the shooting. We are not discarding anything, it could very well be road rage, maybe they knew each," said police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat.

Five of the six people inside the Nissan were struck. The driver of the Nissan drove to SW 4 Avenue and 3 Street, where they dropped off a 17-year-old girl. She called 911 for help and was later taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The driver then went to the Ryder Trauma Center to seek medical attention for the others who were injured.

"Detectives are working very hard to see if there are any cameras that may have caught the shooting from beginning to end," said Fallat.

All the injured are listed as stable and expected to make a full recovery.

"This could have been a different story and we take these matters very seriously. That's why we need cooperation, and we need to stress that firearms in the wrong hands are why we have seen this. We need people to understand they must show responsibility when they have firearms," said Fallat. 

Fallat said, "I can't stress enough how fortunate these people are that they are going to pull through."

"I know there is someone out there who must know something, and we need the person or persons who may have caught a bit of what took place to call us," she said. "We know there is someone out there who have additional information and we need them to call us."

Fallat said police did not have a description to release of the shooter's vehicle.

Anyone who can help police should call their homicide unit at (305) 603-6350 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous.

Anyone with cell phone video that can help Miami Police is also urged to come forward.

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