Authorities say four people have died, including two gunmen, during a shooting incident that started in Coral Gables, Florida. After opening fire during a robbery, two suspects reportedly hijacked a UPS truck driver and led officers on a dangerous police chase. The Miami Herald reports the incident ended in a dramatic shootout on a busy street in Miramar.
(Via NBC News 6)
The incident began with an robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile just after 4 p.m., Coral Gables Police said, with Miramar Police confirming that there were multiple fatalities as a result of the officer-involved shooting.
Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak said multiple suspects exchanged gunfire with a jewelry shop worker, with some bullets hitting city hall across the street. Footage showed multiple police officers at the scene and several evidence markers on the ground.
Hudak said a woman who works at the jewelry shop was injured in the incident, but no one else was injured.
Shortly after the shootout, the suspects abducted a UPS driver at gunpoint and fled in the driver's truck.
Authorities began a pursuit of the UPS truck, which sped up Interstate 75 into South Florida's Broward County.
After exiting I-75, the truck made its way through Pembroke Pines and Miramar with dozens of officers in pursuit.
When the truck became stopped in traffic at a light near Miramar Parkway and Flamingo Road, shots were fired and the pursuit ended.
Police say the UPS driver and an innocent bystander have been killed.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as needed.