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2 tow truck workers airlifted after shooting in Homestead

 

Video can be found in link below

 

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - Two tow truck workers have been airlifted to the hospital after, officials said, they were ambushed and shot at their Homestead business.

 

Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units have responded to the area of Southwest Third Avenue and Fourth Street, near downtown Homestead, just before 9 p.m.

 

Police said one of the victims, who was found inside a tow truck, flagged down officers and told them he had been shot.

 

After officers were informed about the shooting, they went to MIA Towing, located near Southwest First Street and Third Avenue. They found the second victim inside the business suffering from gunshot wounds.

 

Both victims were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

 

Investigators said the motive behind the shooting remains unclear.

 

“Preliminary investigation, we believe that this is possibly a dispute over a towed vehicle or some type of an armed robbery that went bad,” said Homestead Police Detective Fernando Morales. “This is our preliminary investigation, having talked to the victims very briefly. as you can imagine, their main concern at this point is their health and getting them over to the trauma center.”

 

Police have shut down three streets as they search for clues and search for the shooter.

 

RESOURCE LINK with video

 

If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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It is unclear now who the two men were who were shot and are in critical condition.

 

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“Burglary Gone Bad,” Two Airport Employees Critical After Armed Robbery in Homestead: PD

 

Police are investigating a Friday night shooting in Homestead that left two airport employees in critical condition.

Officers are describing the incident as a "burglary gone bad".

 

Homestead Police say two Miami International Airport towing employees saw a man burglarizing their vehicles at a tow yard located at 111 southwest 3rd avenue.

 

They say both men confronted the burglar before he pulled a gun out and shot the two men - stealing "valuables" and keys from one of them.

 

Police say one of the employees drove away in the company tow truck and flagged down officers who were responding to the shooting.

 

Both men were transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

 

Homestead Police have released surveillance video of the incident and are asking the public to help identify the burglar.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Homestead Police at 305-247-1535.

 

RESOURCE LINK

 

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We will continue searching for further details

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