Chaos erupted outside of a casino in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday when a shooter opened fire leaving three men struck by bullets, police said.
The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. outside of Casino Miami, where two people were shot and a third was grazed by a bullet, Miami-Dade police said.
According to police, a black sedan was chasing a white sedan and gunshots were fired throughout the chase, which ended outside of the casino.
An officer who was in the area heard the gunshots and responded, officials said
Two men who were inside the white sedan were shot and taken to the hospital in stable condition. An innocent bystander was also grazed by a bullet.
"The loudspeakers came on, 'Everybody drop everything. Run out right now. Leave everything behind,'" said one witness, Ramone, who was inside the casino at the time of the shooting.
Cellphone video captured the sound of back-to-back gunshots that were fired outside the popular gambling spot. Seconds later, a white car is seen rolling backward, crashing into a traffic sign. Then a black car appears, with someone hanging out the back window, firing another round of shots.
Gamblers went running for their lives.
"It was very tense, very scary. There were a lot of people in fear for their life in there," Ramone said. "Everybody started running. There’s a lady that fell down, the other girl got out from under the machine. It was not a good situation."
The area of eastbound Okeechobee Road and westbound NW 36th Street was shut down for the investigation.
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