Thirty-year-old Reginald Killings was outside his home. Twenty-one-year-old Maurice Cabrera was riding his bike. Both men were shot multiple times, and both were killed. A 14-year-old was shot in the face, and another man was shot in the upper chest.
And all the gunfire went down in a few hours this past Sunday.
In a city with more than its share of gruesome shootings, yesterday stands out as a particularly bloody Sunday.
The first shooting happened just after midnight, near an apartment building at NW 11th Street and First Court. An unidentified man was hit in the upper torso and taken to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
The next burst of violence came at 10 a.m., when Killings was shot at 5644 NW 44th Ave., a Miami Police spokesman says. Once the shooting began, he tried to run inside his home, police said, "but collapsed at the door." Police didn't immediately release a motive or suspect, and a spokesman this morning tells New Times that there's no update in the case just yet.
A couple of hours later, Cabrera, riding his bike with two girls nearby at NW Fifith Avenue and 44th Street, was gunned down when "an unknown car pulled up" and someone fired multiple rounds at him.
"At this time, investigators are asking for the public's help," police said in a statement, "since no suspects have yet been identified and the motive is still unknown."
The 14-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was then shot in the face near NW 15th Avenue and 68th Street, police said.
Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-471-TIPS.
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