Gunfight at Homestead bar leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

2 men exchanged gunfire, 1 shot in head

By John Hett - Digital Editor, Parker Branton - Reporter

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - A fight that started inside the El Diamante bar in Homestead continued into the parking lot at 1245 Northeast Eighth Street early Friday morning. 

According to one witness, two men continued the fight from the bar into the parking lot where they exchanged gun fire and shot one another. One man was reportedly shot in the head. Both men were airlifted to Jackson South Trauma Center in critical condition. One of the men was later pronounced dead. 

A friend of the deceased man spoke to reporters outside of the El Diamante bar, saying her friend had been shot three times.

"I was praying and praying, hoping he was going to pull through," Angelica Rosado said. "He was shot three times -- one time in the neck and two, like, in the chest right here."

The other man is still in critical condition. Authorities have not released any names, nor have any arrests been made.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the shooting.  

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

 

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