A Florida Highway Patrol trooper that was handling a minor car crash on the Palmetto Expressway was flagged down to help three people that had been shot, officials said.
Two of the shooting victims who were helped by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on the Palmetto Expressway remain at Jackson Memorial Hospital, while a third has been released.
Michael Cordero, 32, of Miami, who was shot in the left shoulder, and Juan Salgado, who had several gunshot wounds, are still at the hospital but their conditions are not available, the hospital said.
Jasmine Smith, 29, of Miami, who was shot in the abdomen, has been released, the hospital said.
On Friday night Alexander Jiron, 30, of Miami drove up to a FHP trooper handling an unrelated minor car crash on the Palmetto and asked for help for the three gunshot victims inside his car, authorities said. They were then rushed for treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Jiron told police that while he was driving east on NW 167th Street approaching NW 57th Avenue, someone began firing at his car from an unknown direction, Miami-Dade Police said.
Jiron, who was uninjured, got on the Palmetto heading east toward the hospital. He called 911 and was told to pull over and that a rescue unit would arrive on the scene, but when he saw the trooper he decided to pull over and ask for help, police said.