Blind dog rescued from Miami Gardens lake by Good Samaritans

A blind dog seen struggling in a Miami Gardens lake was rescued by Good Samaritans who went out searching for the little pup.

Sky 10 was overhead near Northwest 179th Terrace and 54th Avenue when a man in row boat was able to catch up to the dog after it wound up onshore.

The man was able to get the dog in his boat and rowed it to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews waiting on the opposite side of the lake.

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The dog, which is tagged, was taken inside a rescue vehicle where it was given oxygen and then driven to a nearby station in Miami Lakes to wait for animal services.

Authorities said it’s unclear how the dog, named Boston, ended up in the lake, but said it appears to be happy and in good health.

 

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Suspect appears in bond court after southwest Miami-Dade drive-by shooting

A man appeared Thursday before a judge after he was accused of being involved in a drive-by shooting in southwest Miami-Dade.

Tony McGhee Jr., 26, was ordered held in lieu of a $9,500 bond.

Miami-Dade police arrested McGhee Wednesday morning after they said he bailed out of a car that was used in a drive-by shooting.

Four people, ages 34 to 64, were injured in the shooting just after 8 a.m. Wednesday near a home on Southwest 139th Avenue and 266th Street.

Police said another suspect, Byron Curry, 26, also jumped out of the vehicle and was arrested later in the day.

Dozens of police officers searched neighborhoods in the area, along with K-9 units and a police helicopter.

Police said Curry was found hiding in a model home a few miles from where the suspects bailed out of the car.

Police said the victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“They came banging on the door, and I looked out the window and hear people crying and screaming and stuff. So I just jumped out the bed to see what was going on,” LaToya Jackson, who lives in the area, said.

Curry is expected to go before a judge Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said the victims are not cooperating with the investigation.

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Boy rushed to hospital after shot in Miami Gardens

A boy was taken to a hospital Wednesday afternoon after he was shot in Miami Gardens, authorities said.The shooting was reported at 21415 NW 13th Court.Police said the victim was taken to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. His identity and condition…

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4 wounded in southwest Miami-Dade shooting

Police are investigating after four people were shot Wednesday morning in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Four men, ages 34 to 64, were wounded in the shooting just after 8 a.m. near Southwest 139th Avenue and Southwest 266th Street, Miami-Dade police Detective Robin Pinkard said.

She said the shooter or shooters fled the scene.

“A car approached the stop sign and didn’t even stop, and just four shots rang out — pop, pop, pop, pop,” LaToya Jackson, who lives in the area, said. “I just turned around and hurled it in the house. It was like I was in the Olympics last night, but hey, my life is more important. It’s just crazy. It just needs to stop.”

Sky 10 was above the shooting scene as at least one of the victims was airlifted to an area hospital.

Pinkard said the victims, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, were not cooperating with police.

Police said one man was shot in an upper extremity, one in a lower extremity, another in the buttocks and the fourth victim was grazed by a bullet.

A large police perimeter was established near the shooting scene. Soon after, police spotted a dark-colored vehicle that matched the description of the getaway car, authorities said.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said the driver fled from police and the people inside the vehicle bailed out of it in the area of Southwest 264th Street and 122nd Avenue.

He said a woman who stayed in the car was apprehended, as well as a man who was captured nearby by officers.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Byron Curry, 26, was arrested later in the afternoon in the Artesa community in the area of Southwest 248th Street and 117th Avenue.

Police said a construction worker who rides a bicycle to work someone trying to steal his bike.

Police said the description matched that of the driver who fled from police and a perimeter was established in the area.

Authorities said Curry was found hiding in a model home and was taken into custody.

The suspects apprehended in the bailout have not been charged in the drive-by shooting at this time.

Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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