Man fatally shoots woman in attempted murder-suicide, police say

Son tells police father shot mother, then himself

By Roy Ramos - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

MIAMI - A man fatally shot a woman and then tried to kill himself Thursday at a home in Miami's Coral Way neighborhood, police said.

Miami police were called to a shooting at a home near Southwest 23rd Avenue and Southwest 16th Terrace shortly before 4 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Paramedics took the couple to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where the woman was pronounced dead. The man remained in critical condition Thursday night.

Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said the incident appears to be a murder-suicide.

She said the couple's son told police his father shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself.

"We don't know if they were in a previous argument with one another, but these are all of the details that we're trying to gather," Delva said.

Detectives are still investigating what prompted the family tragedy. 

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