19-Year-Old Shot During NW Miami-Dade Armed Robbery: Police

Police are investigating an armed robbery that left a 19-year-old woman shot outside a home in Northwest Miami-Dade Sunday.

Investigators say around midnight, Jessica Salazar was sitting inside her car waiting for a friend when two black men armed with guns approached her and demanded her to open the door. When she refused one of the men shot through the window striking her in the leg.

Kristen Torres says she then heard two more gunshots and immediately called police.

"I heard a gunshot and then I heard a woman screaming, just screaming very loudly," she said.

Police say the men grabbed the victim's purse and pulled her out of the car. She then began struggling for her purse, when a neighbor walked out and saw what was happening. According to officials, the robbers also pointed the gun at the neighbor as he approached.

Salazar was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center where she remains in stable condition. Neighbors are shocked such a violent robbery happened on their block.

"I saw the blood that was on the floor and a belt that they were trying to hold her thigh... because she was shot in the thigh," Torres said.

Police believe the armed robbers fled the scene on foot and describe them both as having a thin build, between the ages of 17 to 20.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-(8477).

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