Active shooter in Miami-Dade lit his home on fire and is actively shooting at police with a high-powered rifle -- local media—
Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) February 20, 2013
Twitter is buzzing with reports of an “active shooter” on the loose in Miami, Fla. The suspect is reported to have fired at police with what is said to be an automatic weapon, and he apparently lit his own home on fire. The public is being warned to stay inside.
A machine gun? Let’s call that an unconfirmed report for now.
Miami shooter, a guy with a backpack jumped into a Jeep Cherokee Central Miami.—
Art Pressley (@Artco77) February 20, 2013
Shooter on the loose in Miami-Dade county by 157Ave and Miller. (Lakes of the meadow/bent tree). Please be careful. Stay inside.—
Danielle Sofia (@DSofia21) February 20, 2013
OMG this shooter situation in SW Miami is so scary :(—
Alex Mas (@MrAlexMas) February 20, 2013
Shooter in Miami Dade? OMFG NO WONDER THERE ARE POLICE AND SHIT BY MY HOUSE—
-A (@Dreaaaaax3) February 20, 2013
Some are quick to draw connections to Christopher Dorner, especially given that a burning house is involved.
Christopher Dorner didn't die, he came to Miami.—
J M (@J_SINNN) February 20, 2013
To my miami peeps STAY AWAY from 147th and miller! Crazy gunman shooting at random people with AR-15 or AK47—
PLUR News (@PLUR_News) February 20, 2013
Shooting is on miller and 154. Active shooter. House on fire. High powered rifle. Wtf Miami—
Andrew Ferran (@Mr_A_Ferran) February 20, 2013
An SRT unit has 2 subjects in custody who were 2 houses down from the house on fire near 154th Ave. and 57th St. in SW Miami-Dade.—
WSVN-TV (@wsvn) February 20, 2013
Twitchy will keep you updated if more details become available.
Update: Police are searching for three men.
*Editor’s note: 2 a.m. EST. This post was edited to remove a featured image that was not of the fire at the Miami shooting scene.