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Published on March 13, 2024
Man Dead, Woman Hospitalized After Shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade Near FIU CampusSource: Google Street View

A tragic double shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade has left one man dead and a woman recovering in the hospital, authorities said. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning in a home at the 11200 block of Southwest 30th Street, close to the Florida International University's Tamiami campus. Officers discovered the man with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound; the body was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend was also found shot and was taken to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, as reported by Local 10.

According to the Miami-Dade police, there was no immediate clarity on whether the boyfriend shot his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. In a home located behind the main residence, the couple recently moved in with their four kids; they were woken early in the morning by children screaming in the driveway, the homeowners revealed to CBS News Miami. Having only rented the house to the couple a little more than a week ago, the homeowners expressed their shock and concern about the presence of firearms in the home with young children.

"My mother-in-law called me and she told me we have to come because there is police. We don't know what happened. We just rented them the house like ten days ago. I'm scared that you have like guns in the house with little kids and not secure them," the homeowner's daughter-in-law told CBS News Miami. She went on to say that what happened has devastated the family.

Neighbors have also reacted to the unsettling event. "Oh, that is so sad. It just saddens me greatly to see somebody take God's will into their own hands. Oh my how horrible," neighbor Tamatane Aga said in an interview obtained by CBS News Miami. As the investigation continues, police have yet to release further details or what may have led to the shooting.

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