UPDATE, July 19: Angel Dominguez, 78, has been charged in the shooting.
Hialeah police responding to a call for help at a residence on Friday found two dead women, and the home filled with family members and friends — some whom came looking for answers even after police had tried to cordon off and preserve the crime scene.
Police were interviewing several witnesses at the police station on Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Carl Zogby, who said foul play is likely and that at least one of the deaths involved a gun.
“When we got there, family members and friends were there, and they continued to arrive,” Zogby said.
No arrest has been made and police don’t have a suspect yet, he said. The victims, found in the home at 229 W. 45th St., have not been officially identified.
Miami-Dade property records show the two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,265-square-foot single-level home is owned by Angel and Blesilda Dominguez and is in a subdivision called Andrews Park. They bought the home in 1975.
Neighbors and witnesses said that it appears one of the women was shot, and the other died of a heart attack.
Neighbor Adrian Miranda, a friend of the Dominguez couple, said he believed the woman who died of the heart attack was Blesilda Dominguez, and the woman shot was a relative, possibly a sister-in-law or cousin.
“The owner of the house died of a heart attack when she saw that the other woman was killed,” said Miranda, who has lived next to the couple for 15 years. “My grandson was the one who heard the shot. I was inside my home … then he [Miranda’s grandson] talked to family members of the Dominguez couple and they told him what had happened.”