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Homicide detectives investigating deadly Christmas Eve shooting in Miami-Dade County

Relative of victim tells Local 10 News she heard around 20 gunshots

Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade.

It took place in the area of southwest 266th Street and 139th Avenue late Tuesday morning.

Authorities responded to the scene just before 10:30 a.m. and found a man that had been shot.

Rescue workers arrived and pronounced the man dead.

Police investigating deadly shooting in southwest Miami-Dade County. (WPLG)

Miami-Dade police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting.

A woman who lives down the street identified herself as the niece of the victim. She told Local 10 News’ Christina Vazquez that her uncle was an older man, and that he had been at her house earlier that morning to cut her lawn as a Christmas gift.

The woman said not long after he finished cutting her lawn, he was back at his house putting the equipment away when she heard around 20 gunshots.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade.

About the Authors:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Christina returned to Local 10 in 2019 as a reporter after covering Hurricane Dorian for the station. She is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist and previously earned an Emmy Award while at WPLG for her investigative consumer protection segment "Call Christina."