The Latest: 1 hurt by the driver-focused AK-47 on the Florida highway

MIAMI – The Latest on a shooting on a Florida highway (all times are local):

2:30 pm

A person was injured when a man started shooting with an AK-47 while driving a Florida highway.

In a statement from Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said two vehicles were hit by bullets after the 36-year-old suspect began to shoot out of his Toyota Corolla as he drove south on the Palmetto Expressway early Monday.

Ferrin said one victim drove himself to a hospital with a minor head injury as a result of a dirt of the recording.

The suspect surrendered after crashing with his car and exchanging gunfire with the authorities. Officers of the Miami-Dade Police, Doral Police, and Florida Highway Patrol were involved in that recording.

It was not immediately clear why the suspect started shooting. Ferrin said charges are pending.


1:34 pm

Police say a man fired an AK-47 rifle while driving a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin told The Miami Herald that the man began to shoot inside his Toyota Corolla around 1 pm and Monday, he was driving south on the Palmetto Expressway.

At least two vehicles were hit by bullets.

Ferrin said the man hit a median, drove into oncoming traffic and collided against a wall for the exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers who are approaching him. The man eventually surrendered.

No injuries were reported.

It was not clear how many officials were involved in the shooting. Ferrin said: “many shots were fired.” The authorities did not know whether the suspect had been involved in a dispute, or if he fired at random.

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