Highway Shooting Leads to Crash

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the two vehicles involved in the shooting fled.

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    A driver opened fire on a busy South Florida highway, causing a multivehicle crash before fleeing the scene Tuesday night, officials said. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos has the story. (Published Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014)

    A driver opened fire on a busy South Florida highway, causing a multivehicle crash before fleeing the scene Tuesday night, officials said.

    Just after 7 p.m., a driver in a white Camaro with dark tinted windows opened fire at another car on southbound Interstate 95 south of Northwest 95th Street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    "According to witnesses, that vehicle shot several times at the [other] vehicle," said FHP spokesman Joe Sanchez. "That white Camaro then lost control and collided into three other vehicles."

    The driver of the Camaro and the car the Camaro's passengers were shooting at did not remain on scene, according to officials.

    A witness who did not want to be identified described the crash.

    "I felt an impact on the side of my car and I spun out once or twice and ended up on the other side of the highway," she said.

    Although no one was injured, investigators are looking for the two vehicles involved in the shooting, saying the Camaro likely sustained front-end damage in the crash.

    "It's not something you see everyday," Sanchez said. "It's something out of the movies."

    Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).