Trooper on Palmetto Helps 3 Shot in Car

An FHP tropper tending to a car accident on the Palmetto was flagged to help three shooting victims

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    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.

    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.

    Authorities said a driver approached the trooper as he was on the scene of an unrelated crash, and asked for help for three gunshot victims inside the car.

    The victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Two were airlifted and the third was rushed by ambulance, police said. Their conditions are not known.

    Family members at the hospital Saturday did not talk with NBC 6.

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    The incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m. on state road 826 near NW 12th Avenue and snagged traffic along the Palmetto, officials said.

    It is unknown where or how the individuals were shot.

    Stay with NBCMiami.com for updates.

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