Miami-Dade Police confirmed one person was killed during a police-involved shooting outside a Flea Market USA store in northwest Miami-Dade County.
The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of 79th Street and NW 31st Avenue in Miami-Dade County outside a FleaMarket USA store.
Miami-Dade Police and Coral Gables Police were working on a joint investigation either in the area or for a particular subject. During the investigation, something happened that apparently forced a Coral Gables detective to open fire at a subject inside the SUV, police said. It’s unknown if the subject in the shooting had a gun.
Shoppers at the FleaMarket USA were stuck outside waiting at the scene as police investigated.
“When I came to the door, everybody was running back in,” said Octavia Pierce. “My car’s right here in the front and I’m stuck with the first cars. So they said I’m not getting out her at all. I don’t know. I have three kids at home I’m trying to get home too. So I’m gonna have to leave the car.”
Another witness said he heard about six or seven shots fired.
"It was lke pop,pop,pop,pop," said Jose Gonez, who works at the flea market and saw the crowd run away from the scene. "You're trying to get away from the fire is what it is."
Police brought out big spotlights in the area and expect to be on the scene for some time as they investigated the incident.
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