Fatal shooting near Hard Rock Stadium following Miami Dolphins game

Mocobizscene- A tragic incident occurred in Miami Gardens on Sunday night, where a man lost his life due to a fatal shooting. The incident took place just blocks away from the iconic Hard Rock Stadium.

The Miami Dolphins’ match against the Buffalo Bills concluded at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Sunday. As fans were leaving the stadium, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received a call shortly before midnight regarding a shooting incident near a Walmart on NW 27th Avenue, which is located just down the road.

According to the Miami Gardens police, initial findings from their investigation indicate that the man and a few of his friends were on foot, making their way through traffic after the game when they engaged in a dispute with an individual in a vehicle. Allegedly, this person exited the vehicle and proceeded to open fire on the group, resulting in the man being hit by a bullet.

Jae Jackson, who had just finished his workout at a nearby gym, found himself amidst a crowd of fans leaving the area when four gunshots startled him. Reacting quickly, he sprinted towards the source of the noise.


According to Peter D’Oench of CBS News Miami, an eyewitness recounted the terrifying moment: “I heard four distinct thuds. Suddenly, chaos erupted and people started running. I instinctively took cover and then rushed over to offer assistance.”

“I attempted to converse with him while firmly grasping his hand. His girlfriend approached and reassured him of his strength. Remarkably, in that moment, he raised his arm, igniting a glimmer of hope. However, merely thirty seconds later, his gaze shifted upwards, signifying the end,” recounted Jackson. “Throughout the ordeal, I maintained my grip on his hand and endeavoured to communicate with him, hoping to convey that survival was attainable. Both his girlfriend and brother were present, witnessing the tragic event. It is profoundly unjust for anyone to lose their life in such circumstances.”

According to eyewitnesses at the football game, they were deeply disturbed and horrified by the events.

Diane Martin expressed her heartfelt sentiment: “No matter the situation, every life is valuable, and it’s truly tragic to witness such a loss.” Hailing from a town near Rochester, New York, Diane and her husband, Wayne Martin, had travelled to South Florida to attend the Dolphins-Bills game. Wayne Martin further shared, “We were made aware of this devastating incident during breakfast, and it became a topic of conversation among many.”

Ray Natalello, a fan living in a town near Rochester, passionately expressed his view on the NFL, stating, “The NFL is the epitome of entertainment in this country, and it should never result in someone losing their life.”

A devoted fan, Billy Smith expressed his deep concern about the incident, emphasizing that life always takes precedence over sports. He acknowledged the tragedy of the situation and expressed his disappointment, referring to it as a classless act committed by someone involved.

The officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Dolphin Game Detail quickly responded and immediately initiated life-saving measures.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived shortly after and declared him deceased.

“It was a somber moment,” expressed Jackson, his voice filled with sorrow.

The shooter who fired the fatal shots has escaped the scene, according to the police. Their immediate priority is to determine the identity of the perpetrator.

The authorities have not disclosed the identity of the perpetrator nor provided any details about the shooter’s appearance.

If you have any information that can assist in this case, don’t hesitate to get in touch with MIami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $5,000 awaits those who provide valuable information.

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