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Walmart issues statement about Miami-Dade store shooting

Officers investigating a shooting inside a Miami-Dade County Walmart.
Officers investigating a shooting inside a Miami-Dade County Walmart. (WPLG)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police continue to investigate the deadly shooting that happened at a South Florida Walmart Saturday. Investigators said that it was two men arguing inside the store that led to the shooting.

According to Miami-Dade police, officers responded to a call of gunshots inside of a Walmart located at 8400 Coral Way shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday.

Upon arrival, authorities found that a man had been shot and killed in a store aisle.

A representative of Walmart, Amber March, issued this statement to Local 10:

“We are shocked and saddened by today’s incident and will do everything possible to assist police in their investigation. We’re grateful that their swift response led to the apprehension of the suspect before others could be harmed. Our hearts go out to those close to the victim and those affected by the events of this morning.”

Police said the shooter remained at the store.

He was taken into custody without incident, but police did not provide an identity or description, other than that he is a white male.

There was also no information on the victim, except that he was also a white male.

Officers are in the early stages of investigating and have not released any information regarding a motive or potential charges.


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