Authorities have confirmed a fatal shooting inside a Walmart in Florida City, at the southernmost tip of Miami-Dade County, which left one person dead and two others injured this Wednesday.
The supermarket is located at 33501 South Dixie Hwy, southwest of Miami-Dade County. Witnesses at the scene suggested that the incident began with an altercation. Miami-Dade Police confirmed that two people were shot; one died in the hospital, and the other is expected to survive. A third victim was transported to Jackson South Hospital due to injuries sustained from a fall.
Employees from the Smart Style barbershop near Walmart told Telemundo that there was a large police presence in the area, and gunshots were heard, followed by a significant commotion.
Social media posts have shown a person lying on the store floor, apparently injured, while others surround them, attempting to revive them, and a child cries inconsolably. The police have stated that one individual is in police custody, but so far, the identities of those involved have not been disclosed.
Shootings in South Florida Walmarts
Merely two months ago, a fatal shooting was reported in a Walmart in Broward County, South Florida. According to authorities at the time, the victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died in the hospital.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) reported that the man who fired the weapon was arrested sometime after fleeing the Walmart parking lot on a scooter at 3001 N State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes.
In September 2022, another person died, and a suspect was arrested following a shooting inside a Walmart located at 21151 South Dixie Highway in Goulds, in the southwest of Miami-Dade County.
At the time, the police confirmed that the shooting was the result of a fight, but they did not detail where in the store the incident occurred. They only stated that upon arrival at the site, they found a person with gunshot wounds. The Miami-Dade firefighters transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where they later died.