3 injured, 1 killed in shooting at Homestead duplex

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in Homestead.

The shooting was reported at 3:48 p.m. in the 700 block of Southwest Sixth Street.

Surveillance video obtained by Local 10 News shows a man opening the rear passenger door of a car just before gunfire erupts.

“There was a vehicle that approached the residence and there was a shooting that came from the vehicle,” Miami-Dade police Detective Angel Rodriguez said.

According to authorities, Homestead police officers were flagged down by passersby who notified them about a shooting in the area.

Officers received a ShotSpotter alert at the same time, which led them to the home where the shooting occurred.

According to police, officers arrived to find three men and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded a short time later and pronounced one of the men, identified as 24-year-old Dontravis Byrd, dead at the scene.

The surviving three victims were transported to Jackson South Medical Center in stable condition. Police identified the surviving victims as Shanice Byrd, 29; Dyvon Smith, 24; and Lamar Kendall, 20.

Police said the shooter or shooters fled the scene in an unknown vehicle before officers arrived.

“The vehicle fled from the scene and, unfortunately, at this time we don’t have any information on the vehicle nor on the subject or subjects that may have been involved,” Rodriguez said.

A motive remains unclear.

A day later, a Local 10 News crew was at the scene as blood stains covered the doorstep of the duplex.

Residents were seen being questioned by police, who hope they can find the clues they need to track down the people responsible before they strike again.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

About the Authors:

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

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.