Police: Mother and two children shot, man’s body found near SW 27th Avenue

 

mlamagna@MiamiHerald.com

A woman and her two children were shot and wounded Wednesday night near a busy street in Miami, police said.

The shooter killed himself nearby at Southwest 24th Street and 27th Avenue, according to reports.

The victims, a 43-year-old woman, an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, were taken to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center, said police spokesman Detective William Moreno. The boy died in the hospital; the rest are in critical condition.

The dead gunman has been identified as Carlos Zuniga, 45.

He was married to Michelle Zuniga, 43, who was wounded in the attack. They married in 1998, state records show.

"As officers arrived, screaming and possible gunshots were heard from inside the home," Moreno said Thursday morning. "Officers quickly assembled a small team and made entry into the home to protect those in danger."

Moreno said the man was found dead on the scene but would not confirm that he was the shooter. He said police were not looking for a gunman.

Officers arrived at a home at 2610 SW 24th St. shortly after 9:30 p.m. after a neighbor called 911. Another neighbor, who asked not to be identified, told The Herald that he had heard four “pops.”

Melissa Sánchez contributed to this report.

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