3 people shot at Miami Opera Tower are recovering from their wounds in hospital.
Police in Miami have opened an investigation into the crime, which took place on Sunday morning at the Opera Tower condominium building on 1750 North Bayshore Drive.
The shooting seems to have taken place at various locations in the posh 56-story building (pictured below), where apartments can go for as much as $635,000. Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes told NBC Miami that two men were found shot in the building’s lobby, while another was found on the 30th floor.
A total of five different crime scenes had been identified within the building, added Reyes:
“We don’t know where it all started. We have different floors where supposedly this shooting may have taken place, and a stairwell.”
Residents in the building told NBC Miami that trails of blood could be seen throughout the building. Resident Yasmin Mattox described the scene:
“We were going to take our dog for a walk and the elevator opened and it was all what seemed like blood, or droplets of blood, the whole elevator. All over the lobby drops, drops, drops of blood.”
The 3 shot at Miami Opera Tower were transported to the nearby Ryder Trauma Center with multiple gunshot wounds, officials confirmed. While two are in stable condition and expected to recover, the third is in serious condition and will require surgery.
While cops did not evacuate the building, the main elevators were shut down as part of the investigation. Officials have asked anybody in the community with information to come forward and assist with the investigation.