Miami Police Cruiser Struck By Stray Bullet With Officer In Car

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are looking for the gunman who shot and killed two people in Miami Gardens on Sunday.

The gunman reportedly opened fire on a parked car with two people inside. Those two people succumbed to their injuries at the scene, and now, police are searching for the subject behind the fatal shooting.

Miami Gardens officials have since identified the two people inside the car as 28-year-old Oliver Portieles and 16-year-old Janet Francis.

According to Miami Gardens Police, at approximately 8:26 p.m., at least one subject approached a car parked along 38th Avenue and 206th Street with two people inside, and opened fire. As shots were being fired, the driver of the parked car fled northbound with at least one subject still shooting at them.

Officials said the car that was being shot at lost control, hit a mailbox and crashed into two parked cars. Once officials arrived to the scene, the driver and the passenger were pronounced deceased by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

7News spoke with one woman whose car was smashed into due in the middle of this shooting claimed that Francis was barely alive when she saw her. When she tried to tell the victim that help was on the way, it was too late.

“A very tragic moment. I just started panicking. I didn’t know what to do,” said witness Joselyn Aguilera. “I saw the girl still breathing so I wanted to go in an obviously help her top be able to try to let her live, but by the time I turned around and I looked back, she was already gone.”

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