Police: Man shoots girlfriend, her son before turning gun on himself

The gunman is accused of also shooting the woman's son and then himself at the home where they lived in Hialeah Gardens.

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a domestic-related shooting that left one woman dead in Hialeah Gardens.

The shooting was reported around 10 p.m. Sunday at an apartment in the 9800 block of West Okeechobee Road.

According to police, Hialeah Gardens police officers arrived at the scene to find a woman who appeared to have been shot.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel pronounced her dead at the scene. Relatives identified her to Local 10 News as 45-year-old Angelina Rodriguez. They said she was killed on her birthday.

As officers went through the apartment, they found the woman’s son and her boyfriend also suffering from gunshot wounds.

A woman was killed on her birthday and her 14-year-old son was injured in a domestic-related shooting in Hialeah Gardens.

Police said both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where the son is listed in stable condition and the boyfriend is listed in critical condition.

Relatives said the son is 14 years old.

According to authorities, all three lived together and the man shot Rodriguez and her son before turning the gun on himself. The suspect is not the biological father of the teen, police said.

A motive for the shooting is unclear.

The Miami-Dade Police Department has taken over the investigation.


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