Woman fatally shot by stray bullet while driving in Miami Gardens

A woman was fatally shot by a stray bullet over the weekend while driving in Miami Gardens, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the area of Northwest 183rd Street and 24th Avenue, near the Miami-Dade County Public Library.

Police said Alicia Roundtree, 43, who was a mother of three, was driving alone in her car west on 183rd Street when she was struck by the stray bullet.

She was airlifted to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, where she died.

No arrests have been made.

Some on social media claimed that there have been multiple incidents of people shooting at vehicles in the area, but Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt said on Twitter that there are "no facts to indicate that there is a sniper between 22 and 27 Avenues." 

Authorities said there have been other shootings where vehicles have been struck by bullets, but police said those shootings were "road rage incidents or a result of assaults not involving these vehicles."

"I want to reassure you that the Miami Gardens Police Department is vigilantly working to keep the community safe and investigate the homicide which recently occurred," Noel-Pratt said. 

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami Gardens police Detective H. Schneider at 305-474-1710 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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