Miami Airport Shooting Sees Multiple People Gunned Down

A shooting incident at a warehouse near Miami International Airport Thursday night saw two men shot and wounded, Miami-Dade police said.

Police say the shooting occurred around 7 p.m. on Thursday, after a dispute between four adult males, which started days earlier, escalated.

Greg Chin, a spokesman for MIA, told Local 10 that the shooting took place at a Miami-Dade County Aviation Department property occupied by Cargo Force, a freight forwarding company adjacent to the airport.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for Miami-Dade police, told the outlet that two men, aged 18 and 23, were hospitalized. Zabaleta said one man was injured in the abdomen region and the second was wounded in a lower extremity.

A 31-year-old man and another individual were detained by airport district officers for questioning. Police said the shooter is now in custody.

"The shooter, once officers arrived, were able to make contact with the shooter. The shooter is detained, being questioned by investigators, along with the other person that was also involved in the confrontation," said Zabaleta.

The wounded are believed to be in stable condition.

"Officers were sent to the hospital," said Zabaleta. "They met the victims over there, and that's where we were able to find out that what occurred was that there was some type of dispute that was stemming several days before, and today this dispute escalated into a psychical confrontation amongst four males."

"I heard two shots coming out from my left side," a worker told 7 NEWS WSVN. "I was sitting in front of building 701."

Another worker, who asked not to be identified, told the news outlet that he ran outside when he heard the gunfire.

"I saw that there was a lady running. I was going to ask if everything was OK, but I guess she was a part of it, so I just stayed quiet, and I just saw her drive to where that person was, pick them up and then leave," a worker said.

Miami police said officers were impounding a silver Nissan that was riddled with bullets outside of the Miami VA Medical Center, as evidence. Officers believe the vehicle is linked to the shooting incident.

No charges have been filed as of Thursday night, and a police investigation is ongoing.

Police haven't released details on the identities of the men involved in the dispute, or on the number of shots fired.

Newsweek has reached out to the Miami-Dade Police Department for comment.

Update 01/14/22, 2:45 a.m. ET: This article was updated with additional background.

Stock photo of police lights
Stock photo of police emergency lights with warning text. Two men were shot and wounded during a shooting incident at a warehouse near Miami International Airport Thursday night, Miami-Dade police said.