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Miami 'drive-by' shooting kills 1, injures 6; suspect sought

Miami police were searching for a shooter who opened fire late Friday during an apparent drive-by shooting that injured seven people.
Posted at 12:48 PM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 15:00:08-04

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami police were searching for a shooter who opened fire late Friday during an apparent drive-by shooting that killed one person and injured six others.

Dozens of shots were sprayed into the night in Miami's Wynwood area, with some witnesses describing the scene as a war zone. The victims were rushed to nearby hospitals by friends or acquaintances.

A law enforcement officer told the Miami Herald that investigators were looking into whether the shooting was connected to party that had been advertised in the area. It was unclear if the shooting had a particular target, but police said the shooter appeared to have fired indiscriminately into a crowd of people.

Casings were strewn along the street. Investigators said they found two different casings, suggesting that at least two different guns were used.

The Herald reported that five of the victims were grazed and one remained in serious condition.

Police rushed to the scene shortly before midnight, as people took cover during what witnesses described as a drive-by shooting.

"I remember it was just the gun and smoke coming out, like, the back window, because he was just in the back of the car," one witness told television station WSVN.