Shooting at upscale Florida mall leaves 1 dead, 2 wounded

Posted April 09, 2017

City of Miami police officers work the shooting scene at the Shops at Merrick Park on April 8, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. "This is not an active shooter", Denham said by telephone.

About an hour after the shooting, a few people still in workout attire were outside the gym. Police have not released the names of the shooter and victims.

Equinox member Shed Boren told The Herald the incident involved a disgruntled trainer: "I had just left Equinox, " he said. Witnesses identified the gunman as a 33-year-old trainer, and those wounded were the general manager and a trainer, it said. "I heard from a trainer that it was a trainer that had been let go". "This wasn't someone who chose to kill a bunch of people".

A gunman has been killed after wounding two people in a shooting at a busy mall in the upscale neighbourhood of Merrick Park, Miami, Florida.

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Witnesses at Soul Cycle, the Villagio Restaurant and the Yard House reported hearing the gun shots about 1 p.m.

The police department surrounded the mall. By 1:40 pm, police reported the area was safe and secured. General Manager Tim Hartog said supporters kept running inside and covered up under tables while others hurried out the indirect access before police set the eatery on lockdown.

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department confirmed that two people were wounded in the shooting, as an air ambulance landed at a sports field near the mall to rush one of the victims to hospital.

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