December 5, 2019 6:15 pm
A high-speed pursuit of a carjacked UPS truck in South Florida streets ended Thursday afternoon in Miramar with an exchange of gunfire–leaving multiple people dead and more injured.
Authorities said it began in Coral Gables after an armed robbery and shooting that took place at the Regent Jeweler’s located at 386 Miracle Mile.
Reports indicated that the suspects inside the truck were shooting at police.
The exact number of fatalities was not known. There was no word if the carjacker or the hostage, a possible the UPS driver, were among the victims.
UPS has released a statement following the incident.
“We are trying to learn about the status of our personnel and are concerned about their safety,” a company spokesperson said. “We appreciate law enforcement’s service and will cooperate with them to bring the individuals to justice who put our people in harm’s way.”
The FBI and ATF are assisting in the investigation.