Miami-Dade police respond to shooting at home of ex-UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal

Sources: Masvidal not involved; family member was

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police responded to a shooting Thursday at the home of retired mixed martial artist Jorge Masvidal, according to officials and county records.

Property records show Masvidal owns the home off Southwest 118th Ave. in the Horse Country neighborhood of southwest Miami-Dade’s Kendale Lakes area.

According to authorities, officers arrived to the property to find a man who had been shot at least twice in the arm.

“They were able to get the other members of the residence out of the home without incident,” Detective Chris Thomas said.

Sources told Local 10 News that a family member of Masvidal was involved — but not Masvidal himself.

Officers confirmed that, saying Masvidal was not home at the time of the altercation.

A Local 10 News photojournalist spotted Masvidal arriving at the property as police investigated. Masvidal made obscene gestures toward news cameras as his passenger held up a towel while leaving.

Masvidal, who was born and raised in the Miami area, retired from fighting in April.

Police said the suspect, who was questioned well into the night is cooperating with the investigation.

“The alleged shooter in this case also stated, along with the victim, that they were in a heated discussion ... It turned into an argument,” Thomas said.

It’s unclear whether the shooter will be charged.

“We’re grateful that no one else was shot during this incident,” Thomas said. “It could have easily been worse.”

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