Miami Herald

Published: Apr 25, 2014 7:42 AM EDT
Updated: Apr 25, 2014 7:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities in South Florida are searching for a man they say shot his stepdaughter on her 21st birthday.
    
Miami-Dade police found a vehicle belonging to 49-year-old Bernex Lucas on Thursday night, hours after the shooting.
    
According to officials, Lucas narrowly missed hitting his wife with a gunshot. Both women were taken to a Miami hospital.
    
Dayana Saint-Fort told the Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1hvmoGT ) she was driving by the house when she saw the 21-year-old victim begging for help. Saint-Fort says the woman told her she didn't want to die on her birthday.
    
Saint-Fort applied pressure to the woman's wound and tried to keep her awake until help arrived.
    
No further details were immediately available.
    
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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