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Published on May 28, 2024
Miami High-Rise Residents Shaken by Bullet Barrage, Police Scour for CluesSource: Google Street View

Miami police are on the hunt for answers after a downtown luxury apartment building became the target of gunfire on Sunday evening. The shooting provoked fear among the high-rise dwellers, many of whom voiced their anxieties about the breach of their once-secure residential bastion. "Miami — what kind of city do we want to be?” posted Vivian Olodun, a resident of the Vizcayne South Tower, on Instagram after discovering her windows shattered by bullet holes, according to WSVN.

A resident of the building's 44th floor, who chose to conceal their identity, told Local 10 about the traumatic experience, saying, "Very scared, unable to breathe for some time. (It) doesn’t feel safe anymore." The shooting, which occurred around 7:15 p.m. at the Northeast Second Street apartment complex, reportedly left no one injured, but the close encounter with danger has left many residents rattled.

Photographs and videos from within the abode display bullet holes in the glass of living and kitchen areas, testimonies to the frightening ordeal. Anthony Nalbone, a dweller of the building, expressed his heightened concern for safety and an urgent need for answers in a statement obtained by WSVN, "The biggest thing for me is finding out who did it and why."

Authorities acknowledged that the details of the shooting are still sparse, including the origin of the gunshots. Even as the streets outside the Vizcayne South Condo teemed with police activity, the source of danger remains elusive. "The street is crawling with cops," remarked a resident to WSVN. Amidst ongoing investigations, Miami Police have not yet linked the bullets to any suspects or determined a clear motive behind the unsettling attack.

Residents were quick to report the incident and assist detectives in their efforts to piece together the events of Sunday night. Police have encouraged anyone with information pertinent to the shooting to step forward and contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS, where they may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 while maintaining anonymity.

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