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2 men shot at cargo area near Miami International Airport; gunman detained

A workplace disagreement escalated into a fight involving four men and a shooting injuring two of them on Thursday night in Miami-Dade.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A days-long workplace dispute resulted in a shooting that wounded two men on Thursday night in a cargo area just west of the Miami International Airport, police said.

Miami-Dade Detective Argemis “AC” Colome reported the shooting was at 2360 NW 66th Ave. According to Greg Chin, a spokesman for MIA, the crime scene was at a Miami-Dade County Aviation Department property occupied by Cargo Force, a freight forwarding company.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for MDPD, said the dispute — which had started several days ago — involved four people who work at Cargo Force. An argument escalated into a fight and a shooting. One man was injured in the abdomen and the other in a lower extremity, Zabaleta said.

Airport district officers detained a 31-year-old gunman and another person for questioning. Relatives who also work at Cargo Force took the 18-year-old man and the 23-year-old man injured to the hospital before police officers arrived, Zabaleta said

Detectives were investigating a shooting on Thursday night just west of the Miami International Airport. (Copyright 2021 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

Meanwhile, outside of the Miami VA Medical Center, Miami police officers surrounded a silver Nissan that was riddled with bullets. The vehicle that was in the parking lot, at 1201 NW 16th St., was related to the shooting near MIA, Miami police said.

Zabaleta said the two injured were transferred from the Miami VA Medical Center to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, and Miami-Dade officers were impounding the Nissan as evidence. Zabaleta said the condition of the two injured was stable.

Crime scene

Officers responded to a shooting on Thursday night west of the Miami International Airport. (Copyright 2021 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.


About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

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.