Police are searching for a shooter in southwest Miami-Dade after the capturing
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Southwest Miami-Dade County police are investigating a late morning shooting.
Authorities said three people had been shot and one has since been pronounced dead.
Relatives told Local 10 that the shooter and victims are all family members.
It happened in a house and the police stayed active in the area while looking for the person who pulled the trigger.
Miami-Dade police responded to the house near 294th Street and 142nd Avenue after gunshots were reportedly fired shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday.
When the officers arrived, they found that three people had been shot and one was killed.
“The other adult man and woman were taken to a nearby hospital by Miami Dade in critical condition,” said Kristopher Welch, Miami-Dade police officer.
Police are investigating a triple shootout in southwest Miami-Dade County. (WPLG)
Police said the 18-year-old gunman ran away from home, prompting officers to quickly set up a perimeter while searching for the suspect.
For hours, officers combed the Southwest Miami Dade neighborhood by air and ground for the man whom police believe is armed and dangerous.
“Miami-Dade police recovered two firearms on site,” said Det. Welch. “Although we cannot rule out the possibility that the subject is still armed.”
As the search continued, detectives gathered clues and worked to figure out what led to the shootings.
“There was a verbal argument within the residence that escalated and resulted in gunfire,” said Det. Welch.
Investigators said the shooter knew his victims, and relatives told Local 10 that they were all family members.
Local 10’s Roy Ramos spoke to Mike Baker, the suspect’s uncle. Baker said he is still trying to understand why his nephew, identified as Ruben, opened fire on his own family members.
“My nephew shot my father and sister,” said Baker. “Now all I can hear is that my sister’s son is supposed to be dead.”
The police have not yet released a description of the suspect.
Baker’s message to his nephew was not to flee from the police anymore.
“I don’t want anyone to hurt you, but what you did you have to go in, nephew,” Baker said.
Anyone who has information, or believes they know the suspect, is encouraged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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