MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police have released the names of the men who were shot on the Palmetto Expressway.
Twenty-year-old Timothy Starks, who sitting in the passenger seat of the red Nissan Altima, was killed when a hail of gunfire came through the windshield.
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The driver, 20-year-old Dante’ Collins Banks, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he’s listed in stable condition.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the shooting happened Wednesday around 3 p.m. in the northbound lanes of State Road 826 in the area of Okeechobee Road, before the exit to NW 103rd Street.
The Nissan slammed into a concrete barrier wall after both Starks and Banks were shot.
“The only information we have regarding the subject’s vehicle was that it was a dark-colored vehicle,” said Miami-Dade Detective Angel Rodriguez. “That’s why we need the community’s assistance to be able to determine what make and model and what direction of travel the vehicle fled.”
He said they have not been able to determine yet whether the shooting was targeted.
The northbound lanes were closed for about 11 hours and reopened just before 11 p.m.
Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).