Argument Over Political Views Leads to Shots Fired in Doral

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An argument over political views led to shots fired Friday afternoon in Doral as President Donald Trump attended an event blocks away.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Dade County Elections Department on Northwest 87th Avenue, said Rey Valdez of the Doral Police Department.

Luis Orlando Diaz, 73, faces several charges, including aggravated assault with a firearm, according to an arrest form.

Police said Diaz was participating in a rally in anticipation of Trump's visit when he got into an argument with a man who drove by and yelled at the group.

The argument went on even when Diaz armed himself, police said. When the driver tried to leave, Diaz shot at his tire.

There were no injuries.

At the time of the shooting, protesters and supporters were in the area as Trump was at the U.S. Southern Command for an event to review the advance of a counternarcotics operation in the Caribbean.

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