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For Immediate Release:
April 08, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Homicide
Case #: PD170408132483
Date & Time of Occurrence: 04/08/2017 at 12:55 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 4231 South Lejuene Road
  Coral Gables, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Not available at this time, (/)
Victim #2:
Victim's Name: Not available at this time, (/)
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Not available at this time, (/)


Ex-Employee Shoots Fitness Center Staff

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred inside a mall located within the City of Coral Gables, that resulted in one dead and two critically wounded.  At approximately 12:55 p.m., shots were heard inside the mall coming from the second floor.  A City of Coral Gables police officer was on the property and immediately responded to the fitness center and discovered three people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The City of Miami Police Department, which is a neighboring city, immediately provided additional assistance to secure the area.  Mall personnel provided patrons with instructions to seek shelter for their safety. Coral Gables Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced one the three individuals deceased on the scene.  The other two victims were airlifted to JMH Ryder Trauma Center, where they were listed in critical condition. 

According to investigators, the preliminary investigation reveals that this shooting involves a dispute between an ex-employee and fitness center staff. The investigation also reveals that both victims were targeted and that this was not an act of random violence.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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