Pregnant woman, girlfriend hospitalized after shooting on road rage at Turnpike near Golden Glades Interchange – WSVN 7News | Miami news, weather, sports

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A pregnant woman and her boyfriend were taken to hospital after, according to authorities, they came under fire along the Florida Turnpike in North Miami-Dade in what was the third road rage shooting on South Florida freeways in the last couple days.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a blue Honda Civic and a gray Chevy sedan were involved in an incident on the road along the southbound lanes of the Turnpike near the Golden Glades Interchange just before noon. 13 Tuesday.

Officials said a passenger in the Chevy fired a firearm and hit the left side of the Honda.

The pregnant passenger’s mother spoke to 7News on the phone Tuesday night. She said her daughter was grazed in the arm by a bullet and that her boyfriend was shot in the arm.

Investigators said the injured motorist was able to drive himself and his girlfriend to the Miami-Dade Police Department Northside Station in northwest Miami-Dade.

The victims were then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

7SkyForce HD hovered over the southbound lanes of the Turnpike after troops closed them down near the shooting range.

Back at the police station, 7News cameras captured the victims’ Civic with bullet holes in the driver’s front door and damage to the passenger’s side. It is unclear whether the bulge is related to what led to the shooting.

The shooting is the latest in a series of similar incidents on South Florida highways over the past many months.

Back in August, some fire opened on the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Davie Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Bullets pierced a car with two men inside, but no injuries were reported.

On September 11, the driver of a pickup truck on I-95 in Pembroke Pines stopped after the vehicle was hit by bullets near Hallandale Beach Boulevard.

On November 16, a 9-year-old girl was taken to hospital after, according to FHP investigators, 24-year-old Jessy Betancourt shot at a car on State Road 874. The suspect surrendered to authorities weeks later.

Last Thursday morning, a man was killed after he, detectives said, exchanged shots with a person in another car on the Palmetto Expressway in northwest Miami-Dade.

And on Saturday, the driver of a Hyundai was taken to the hospital after he came under fire at the Florida Turnpike near Northwest 199th Street in Miami Gardens, according to authorities.

FHP detectives have not provided a description of the subject in Monday’s shooting as they continue to investigate.

The expectant mother and her boyfriend have since been discharged from the hospital. The woman who is 30 weeks pregnant and her baby are expected to be OK.

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