Elderly Woman in Wheelchair, Pregnant Woman Shot: Police

By Hank Tester
|  Saturday, Nov 23, 2013  |  Updated 12:10 AM EDT
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Two people were injured in a Miami shooting Friday morning, including an elderly woman in a wheelchair, according to Miami Police. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

Two people were injured in a Miami shooting Friday morning, including an elderly woman in a wheelchair, according to Miami Police. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

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Two were injured in a Miami shooting Friday morning, including an elderly woman in a wheelchair, according to Miami Police.

The shooting happened at 1214 Northwest 64th Street, said Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes.

Police said Alamarine Viel, 70, was in her home watching TV when a man wearing a hoodie shot her. Bullet holes in a screen door show the man shot at the house from the outside, but police say she was not the intended target.

Viel suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in serious condition when she was transported to the hospital, police said.

Her granddaughter, a 26-year-old pregnant woman, was also injured in the shooting.

"We have a second victim that was also shot inside the home, apparently taken to the hospital by a neighbor or other relative on scene," police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said.

Both women were released from the hospital late Friday afternoon.

Relatives said Viel is on kidney dialysis and has had a number of surgeries in the past.

A granddaughter said the shooting may be the result of a love triangle.

"There is some kind of love triangle they got going on with a third party," Tydrika Simmons said.

Several police and rescue units responded to the area following the shooting. The woman's wheelchair remained on the sidewalk as part of the crime scene investigation.

Authorities said they know who the shooting suspect may be and warn that anyone harboring the subject is also subject to arrest. Anyone with information on the man's whereabouts is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers anonymously at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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