Robber fatally shot outside Miami Gardens shopping center

Victim was airlifted to Jackson in stable condition

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - One person is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting outside a Miami Gardens shopping center Friday afternoon.

From Sky 10, police could be seen escorting shoppers away from the Rainbow store on 199th Street and 2nd Avenue.

According to police, a man was approached by an armed man who demanded his gold-chain. The armed man then shot the victim in the leg.

The victim returned fire and killed the attempted robber.

"It happened so fast," witness CeCe Milton told Local 10's Terrell Forney. "We were inside the store and I came out to put things in my trunk and all you could hear were gunshots."

"He shot back," said another witness. "It was self defense."

The victim was airlifted to Jackson in stable condition.

Initial reports said a woman had been shot. This information was incorrect.

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