Woman dead after being shot in head in Miami

MIAMI – A woman in her 30s was killed after being shot in the head Wednesday night in Miami, police have confirmed.

Residents in the Little Havana neighborhood told Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa that they heard several shots around 10 p.m., and when they went outside they saw a woman had been shot on the northeast corner of Southwest 5th Street and 35th Avenue.

Several neighbors performed CPR on the woman, as well as police, whom they said arrived within minutes.

First responders from Miami Fire Rescue also responded to the scene and treated the woman, who was then rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said they didn’t recognize the victim and are unsure whether she lives nearby.

Police did not immediately know whether the incident was a drive-by shooting or whether someone walked up to the victim and shot her.

Detectives were still at the scene Thursday gathering details.

One neighbor said he heard seven shots around 10:30 p.m.

“It was a high-caliber weapon because it was very loud,” he said. “I stepped out to see if there were fireworks or anything.”

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


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