Police: 1 killed, several injured in shootout between patron, security guards outside Miami-Dade bar

A gunman was fatally shot by a security guard outside a bar in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and four others injured overnight.

According to police, a man was drinking at the Chicagoan Bar and Lounge on Northwest Seventh Avenue and 107th Street in the Pinewood area Monday night when he assaulted a woman he was with.

Police said the patron was escorted out of the bar by security guards and he left in his car.

But police said he returned around midnight, parked his car in the middle of the street and opened fire toward a security guard who was in front of the business.

According to authorities, the security guard returned fire and a second guard came outside and also fired at the gunman.

Police said the patron and one of the security guards were shot, as well as three women who were caught in the crossfire.

The patron was pronounced dead at the scene and the security guard and two of the women were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

According to police, one of the women was grazed by a bullet and refused to remain at the scene.

A man who owns a body shop directly across the street from the bar said he’s had issues with trash and littering in the past, but says he’s never seen anything like this.

“It’s a good area for me,” he said. “I’ve lived here over 42 years, been working here over 42 years.”

The identities of the suspect and victims in the shooting have not yet been released.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story stated that police said the suspect was escorted out of the bar for refusing to pay his bill. The Miami-Dade Police Department later issued a correction saying the suspect was actually removed from the bar after being accused of assaulting a woman he was with.


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