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Busy night at Aventura Mall: Firefighters extinguish small fire; officers investigate shooting

Police lights. (KPRC/File)

AVENTURA, Fla. – Firefighters and police officers responded to the Aventura Mall on Thursday night to deal with a small fire and to investigate a shooting that turned out to be related to domestic violence. No one was injured.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, firefighters responded to Bloomingdale’s, at 19555 Biscayne Blvd., where there was a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

There were also MDFR paramedics on standby at the mall after witnesses heard gunfire in the area. According to the Aventura Police Department, the shooting likely happened when a man was trying to get a gun away from a woman.

They knew each other, the man left before officers arrived, and the woman didn’t cooperate with police officers, so there was confusion about the man’s whereabouts, police said.

No other details were immediately released.

About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.