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Three People Shot While in Vehicle at North Miami Beach Intersection: Police

Police are investigating a shooting at a North Miami Beach intersection that left three people in the hospital.

The shooting occurred 16700 Block of NE 6th Avenue, while the victims were inside their vehicle.

Police say the victims were in a vehicle traveling on 6th avenue when someone opened fire.

The three victims drove themselves to the emergency room at Jackson North Hospital after sustaining the injuries.

North Miami Beach police say one victim was shot in the head, one in the abdomen and the other in back. As a precaution two victims were transported to area Trauma Hospitals. The victim’s condition are unknown at this time.

Officers immediately began to search the roadway and found several bullet casings at the scene. Because the victims drove themselves to the hospital, investigators say they have no idea what led to the shooting.

"This is an extremely dangerous situation — NE 167 is a busy intersection on a Saturday at 6:44, it's extremely busy — vehicle traffic and pedestrian traffic — We are asking the public to help us so we can put who did this behind bars," said Sgt. Jason Ochoa of North Miami Beach Police Department.

Police are requesting the public's assistance in this investigation. Any person that has any information or may have witnessed this incident, please contact Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). Police are asking the public if they can provide any subject information, subject vehicle information or any other details which may be vital to this investigation. All information given to Miami Dade Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest.

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