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1 person fatally shot outside Hialeah apartment complex

Sky 10 over shooting scene in Hialeah.
Sky 10 over shooting scene in Hialeah. (WPLG)

HIALEAH, Fla. – One person was killed Tuesday morning in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Hialeah.

Sky 10 was above the scene near West 60th Street and 25th Court as police were investigating and gathering evidence.

A young witness told Local 10 News that he was playing video games when the shooting occurred.

“I told my friends, ‘I heard a shooting,’ and when I came out here, I saw someone got shot,” Nathan Sanchez said. “(The) world is already crazy enough for this to be happening.”

Police blocked off the area with crime scene tape as a tarp covered a body on the ground.

“It’s scary to hear that a person got killed, like right in front of the home. Like right in front,” said Whitney Perez, whose boyfriend lives in the area.

Police aren’t saying what led to the shooting, what time it happened or whether the victim was a man or woman.

“At this moment, the only thing I can really say is we’re investigating the homicide and we’re hoping to very soon have the person responsible in custody,” Sgt. Ibel Perez said.

Sky 10 was overhead as the medical examiner’s office removed the victim’s body.

During the shooting, one bullet hit a white jeep, shattering the back windshield.

Somehow, a nearby black car sustained heavy damage in a crash.

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the apartment complex for clues that could help them track down the person responsible for the deadly shooting.

“It’s sad that something like this happened here,” Perez said. “Like I say, we want to take care of the community. We want to help (make sure) the people here are secure and make sure that their life can continue the way that it used to be.”


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