Police are seeking two suspects in a weekend drive-by shooting in the area of 28 G Street NW in Miami.
MIAMI – Two drive-by shooting suspects are still being sought in connection to an early morning Saturday crime being investigated by the Miami Police Department.
Police suspect this was a targeted attack and was not a random incident.
On Monday morning Miami Chief of Police Thomas Anderson said the suspects are still on the loose and no arrests have been made.
"We believe it's targeted because of the extensive known criminal convictions of the occupants and their associations with illegal drug activities," Anderson said.
According to a press release from the Miami Police Department released later that same morning, at approximately 2:26 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 the department received a call of multiple gunshots in the area of 28 G Street NW in Miami at home occupied by Kedra Kay Wade and Zach Dollison.
“Upon arrival, we learned the resident of 28 G Street NW stated he went outside his residence and observed two unknown African American males outside his house with guns. He then ran back inside the house and heard several pops,” Anderson wrote in the release.
Approximately 15 shell casings were found outside the residence and the house had several bullet holes in it.
There were no injuries during this incident, according to Anderson.
Anderson said the suspects fled the scene in a small dark colored car and were pursued by police.
According to information in the MPD report filed, MPD Officer Mike Mullin was in the 1800 Block of East Steve Owens Boulevard waiting for a train to pass when he received the dispatch call.
Officer Mickey Rogers was pulled up behind the suspect vehicle on the west of the railroad tracks, initiated a traffic stop, and the vehicle fled northbound on D Street towards Central.
Officers pursued the suspect vehicle north onto BJ Tunnell and Mullin joined other officers in the pursuit of the suspects.
The suspects crashed their car in the area of BJ Tunnell and P Street NW and fled on foot into a wooded area.
Mullin reports a search perimeter was established and attempts made to locate the suspects.
“The suspects are still at large in the area. They are considered armed at this time,” Anderson wrote in the release.
Police investigators questioned neighbors and one witness informed them he had heard shots fired and ran outside to investigate, and saw a dark or black colored small four-door car traveling with all lights off at a high rate of speed southbound from where he heard the shots fired.
Video security surveillance was also obtained by police of the suspect vehicle approaching the house at 28 G Street NW and parking across from the house.
"The vehicle remains parked for a short period of time then I could see a light come on or flicker around 28 G Street Northwest. I then saw multiple flashes come from the area the vehicle had parked. Shortly after the vehicle is seen traveling South on G Street towards Central with its lights off. The vehicle turns its lights on after fleeing the scene somewhere in front of (an address on) G Street Northwest," Mullin wrote in his report.
Anderson said the vehicle wasn't reported stolen but the incident is also under investigation at this time.
The investigation and search for the suspects are ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Miami Police Department at 918-542-5585.
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