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2 hospitalized after shooting inside SoBe McDonald's; suspect at large

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Crime scene investigators in front of the McDonald's on Lincoln Road. Crime scene investigators in front of the McDonald's on Lincoln Road.
Miami Beach Police at the scene of the shooting. Miami Beach Police at the scene of the shooting.
One of the victims being transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. One of the victims being transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the person who, they said, shot two men inside a McDonald's on South Beach, early Saturday morning.

Miami Beach Police said they responded to several call of shots fired inside the McDonald's on Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road around 4 a.m. Officers found the victims shot inside the restaurant.

Rescue crews transported the victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the suspect ran away from the scene.

Witnesses said a window was shattered during the shooting.

Area residents were shocked to learn such a violent incident took place at what they described as a popular spot for locals. "Young people here, this is what they do, they hang out and go to the beach," said Tania Booker. "You should be able to be safe at 4 a.m. in the morning."

By Saturday afternoon, it was business as usual at the fast food restaurant. The broken window had been boarded up and little glass could be seen on the floor. "It looks like a normal day, like, it's always busy," said diner Zachary Jefferson. "I would have never guessed something like this happening."

Investigators said the suspected shooter remains at large. Saturday afternoon, they collected evidence and interviewed witnesses to get an accurate description of the subject.

"There are shootings, it just bothers me," said Booker. "Especially [since] we're in the heart of Miami Beach here."

The motive behind the shooting is under investigation. 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 reward.


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