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Three found dead inside Hialeah home

 
 
A police photographer takes photos at West 6th Avenue and 40th Place in Hialeah where as many as three people may been shot. According to Hialeah police, one person was found dead inside the home.
A police photographer takes photos at West 6th Avenue and 40th Place in Hialeah where as many as three people may been shot. According to Hialeah police, one person was found dead inside the home.
HECTOR GABINO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

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Three bodies were removed from a Hialeah home Wednesday.

Police would only confirm one death, but homicide detectives were still combing through the one-story home in the 500 block of West 40th Place.

On Tuesday night, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and Police Chief Sergio Velazquez arrived at the scene, but declined to comment.

The incident began when relatives arrived to check on the home’s residents. Then about 2:30 p.m., police received a 911 call “reporting that maybe there was a dead person inside the house,” said Hialeah police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez.

When police arrived, Rodriguez said, they couldn’t enter the home because the windows and doors were barred.

Hialeah Fire Rescue responded and pried open a back door. After entering, they found at least one body, then retreated and waited for a warrant before re-entering, Rodriguez said.

According to El Nuevo Herald, a source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the victim was a woman and that there were two more unidentified bodies inside the house.

Neighbors said three people lived at the home — a couple and a teen daughter. It’s unclear whether a domestic disturbance or other foul play was involved, Rodriguez said.

Property records show the home is owned by a Juan Carlos Hernandez and Onelia Canales, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS4.

Distraught relatives and neighbors spent hours watching police and detectives waiting to enter the home. Neigbors say the family recently moved into the home.

Police said they had trouble entering the home because of the bars on the doors and windows and the hurricane-proof windows.

El Nuevo Herald reporter Enrique Flor contributed to this report.

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