NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Shots rang out at a funeral home in Northwest Miami-Dade, leaving a man dead and another in custody, police said.
Miami-Dade Police responded to the scene of the shooting at Hall Ferguson Hewitt Mortuary, located at 1900 NW 54th St., just after 1:20 p.m., Thursday.
Witness Carlos Godoy described what he saw.
“One of the guys looked like he was dressed up from the funeral, so it’s confusing right now,” he said. “I don’t know what really happened.”
Neighbors said they heard what sounded like fireworks.
“We just heard a gunshot and a man who dropped to the floor,” said area resident Ireca Hudson.
“It sounded like two different types of guns going off,” said Godoy, “so apparently, when I got here, I saw someone laid down on the floor. He looked like he got shot.”
Godoy took out his cellphone and started taking pictures of the scene.
Paramedics were seen working to keep the victim alive before taking him to Ryder Trauma Center.
“It happened so fast. That’s all I can say; it was just that quick,” said Hudson.
“It’s sad, it’s sad,” said Godoy.
7SkyForce HD captured a handcuffed man as he was put in the back of a police vehicle. Officers were seen removing a gold chain from his neck beforehand.
Police have not specified who this person might be.
7News cameras captured a silver handgun lying on the ground at the scene.
Just before 4 p.m., police confirmed the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Crime scene investigators spent hours searching for clues as they attempted to put the pieces of this puzzle together.
“You don’t expect it during the day. You hear gunshots all the time, here and there, but you don’t expect it during the day, especially at a funeral home,” said Godoy. “You don’t expect that. You know what I mean?”
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