1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at upscale Florida mall

1 person dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

Business were locked down, and the mall was closed for hours following the shooting.

"I had just left Equinox", Shed Boren told the newspaper.

"Initially we thought it was an active shooter. but there was a Coral Gables police officer at the mall at the time who was able to quickly determine it was a targeted shooting", Zabaleta said.

Equinox said in a statement that is was working with authorities. "I could hear at least two shots first".

No one was being sought in connection with the shooting, Perez said. "This wasn't someone who made a decision to kill a bunch of people", he said. Witnesses report hearing five shots and say Wilson opened fire on a man standing behind the counter at the gym.


The Miami Herald reports that almost 100 people were eating at Yard House's outdoor patio when the shooting began.

According to Coral Gables Police, the subjects involved in the shooting knew each other.

Two people were airlifted to a hospital, Coral Gables Fire Department Lt. David Perez said. She said an alarm had been ringing for 15 minutes and police had told the employees and customers that they could not leave the store.

"We had everyone underneath tables and got everyone to the back", he said. Alvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police Department says detectives have responded to the scene of the shooting in the upscale shopping mall in South Florida. On April 8, 2017, there was a shooting at the Equinox gym at the shopping center.

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