DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - A brawl between multiple men and women spiraled into gunfire inside a parking garage at CityPlace Doral, police said, and now the search is on for a gunman.
Doral Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to a call of a shooting in the area of Northwest 83rd Avenue, near 34th Street, at around 9:15 p.m., Sunday.
Investigators said a fight broke out between several people at a restaurant before it poured into the parking garage.
“For that to happen there, I was really just shocked,” said a witness who identified herself as Nina.
Cellphone video posted by Only in Dade showed girls fighting on a stairway and a bottle being thrown before a man pulled out a pistol and fired.
Nina described the tense moments.
“I see the gun. I froze for a quick second, and then it went off twice, and I started running,” she said, “and as I’m running, I hear the third one go off, and I’m just thinking, ‘Oh, did you shoot him?'”
Police said there were no injuries, and no arrests have been made.
“I couldn’t believe it escalated like that,” said Nina.
Nina said she initially heard some of the people involved screaming at each other, but never expected it to go this far.
“You never know what someone’s intentions are,” she said.
She said she’s still shaken by the experience and is just thankful that things didn’t turn out worse.
Late Sunday night, 7News cameras captured a heavy police presence and several officers armed with rifles at the entrance of the parking garage.
Even though no one was hurt, the incident created fear and panic among patrons.
Nina had words of advice for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
“Walk away, literally walk away. Don’t think that you can continue to allow that to happen,” said Nina.
If you have any information on the shooter’s whereabouts or identity, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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