Shooting at Iglesia Betesda: Woman Grazed by Bullets in Opa-locka Drive-By Attack

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A woman was grazed by bullets during a drive-by shooting that took place in Opa-locka on Sunday afternoon. The incident unfolded as three women, who opted to remain anonymous, were leaving the Glorieta Gardens Apartments on Alexandria Drive, a suburb plagued by recent violence.

According to the witnesses, the shooting was carried out from a Lexus by what they suspected to be a gang member, possibly as part of an ongoing gang dispute. The women expressed their fear and concern over being inadvertently caught up in the dangerous situation, signaling a troubling pattern of violence in the area.

Just days before this shooting, Opa-locka had already experienced two tragic murders. One incident involved the killing of a man who was delivering a package to a Walmart customer near Northwest 142nd Lane and 17th Avenue. The other victim, Keon Smith, a beloved football coach at Miami Norland Senior High School, was tragically shot at the Mary Alice Brown Apartments on NW 132nd Street.

As law enforcement continues to investigate these heinous crimes, they urge anyone with information to come forward and assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice. Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers can be reached at 305-471-8477 for those willing to provide tips or leads related to these cases.

The community of Opa-locka remains on edge following these disturbing events, hoping that swift action will be taken to curb the escalating violence that has gripped their neighborhood. With concerns mounting over safety and security, residents are looking to authorities for answers and reassurance in the face of such senseless acts of violence.

In the wake of these tragedies, the need for greater vigilance and cooperation within the community is evident. The recent spate of violence serves as a stark reminder of the challenges faced by law enforcement and residents alike in combating crime and ensuring the safety of all who call Opa-locka home.