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3 killed, 3 injured in domestic-related shooting in southwest Miami-Dade

Police: Woman, teenager among those killed in shooting

Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left three people dead and another three people injured.
Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left three people dead and another three people injured.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left three people dead and another three people injured.

The domestic-related shooting was reported around 1:40 a.m. Monday at the St. Verde Gardens apartment complex in the area of Southwest 126th Court and 283rd Street. A sign at the complex states that it is run by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust.

According to authorities, a 38-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were found dead inside a home, and the 42-year-old gunman, who police said was the woman’s ex-boyfriend, fatally shot himself outside of the home while police negotiators were trying to speak with him.

Police said three other people were also injured in the shooting. They were identified only as an 18-year-old man, an 11-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy.

Video obtained by Local 10 News shows what appears to be the teenage boy running down the street begging for help.

According to Detective Angel Rodriguez, the two minors were airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center and the other victim was taken to Jackson South Medical Center.

“This is an investigation that’s going to take time,” Rodriguez said.

The younger child is listed in critical condition, while the teen is stable.

“Whenever we have juveniles that not only are injured, but killed, if affects us all as a community,” Rodriguez said.

Further details about the shooting were not immediately released.

“Our homicide detectives have a very difficult task ahead of them,” Rodriguez said.


About the Authors:

Trent Kelly is an award-winning multimedia journalist who joined the Local 10 News team in June 2018. Trent is no stranger to Florida. Born in Tampa, he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he graduated with honors from the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.