Miami Gardens shooting linked to abduction in Plantation, police say

Shooter shot 2 men inside home, police say

Miami Gardens police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another person injured Tuesday night.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Miami Gardens police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another person injured Tuesday night.

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. at a home in the 17900 block of Northwest 43rd Court.

According to Miami Gardens police spokeswoman Diana Delgado-Gourgue, officers arrived in the neighborhood after receiving a ShotSpotter alert.

She said two men were found suffering from gunshot wounds. One was pronounced dead at the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, while the other victim was transported to a local hospital.

He was later identified as Shanard Lamar Alvarez and told Local 10 News over the phone that he’s doing “OK,” but declined to speak further.

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A woman who lives at the home told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon that her mother owns the property and rents one of the rooms to the victim who was injured in the shooting.

“The whole road was blocked off and I got a text message from my mom saying someone got shot inside my house,” Natasha Lactamar said. “The person who came in shot the door, I guess, and then there was blood all over the kitchen floor and stuff, and the body was on the floor.”

Police said the shooting began as an abduction incident in Plantation. They said during a dispute over money between people who knew each other from high school, one man forced another man into a vehicle and they ended up in Miami Gardens.

The dispute took place at an Airbnb on Broward Boulevard east of Florida’s Turnpike.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the Digital Executive Producer for Local10.com.

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.