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Woman identified in fatal shooting at Miami high-rise building

Miami police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead Thursday morning.
Miami police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead Thursday morning.

MIAMI – Miami police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead on the seventh-floor of a high-rise building Thursday morning.

The shooting was reported around 1:20 a.m. at 698 NE First Ave.

Miami police said officers arrived at the scene to find the victim, later identified as Maame Adwoa Amuah, 25, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to her neck.

She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition and died a short time later.

“Right now, we have one person that has been detained and one possible witness that we’re questioning at this time,” Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat said.

A motive behind the shooting remains unclear.

“Detectives are waiting for a warrant to be able to make their way inside the apartment to gather additional evidence,” Fallat said.

Detectives say they’re looking for surveillance video in the area and working to find out more about the victim.

“We don’t know if she was living here, but right now we do know that detectives are looking at the motive very closely,” Fallat said.

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


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Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.