Miami-Dade County

Two shot dead in Miami airport parking lot

Police investigate a double shooting in a parking lot at Miami International AIrport on WEdnesday, Aug. 10, 2016.
Police investigate a double shooting in a parking lot at Miami International AIrport on WEdnesday, Aug. 10, 2016. rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com

Two men are dead after an early morning shooting in a Miami international Airport employee parking lot.

A witness heard the men arguing just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, said Miami-Dade police detective Marjorie Eloi. Then he heard a volley of gunshots. And then one more shot.

The first man, who Eloi said was in his late 50s or early 60s, was found on the ground with several gunshot wounds. The second man, in his 40s or 50s, was found slumped against a car with a gunshot wound to his face.

Eloi said it appeared to be a self-inflicted wound.

Detectives shut down the employee parking lot for 45 minutes Wednesday morning, delaying some employees in their morning commute, said Greg Chin, MIA spokesman.

He confirmed the men were not county employees, but were two of the airport's 30,000 workers.

Police haven't reached the family members of the dead men, so their identities haven't been announced. Their relationship or who they work for is unknown.

Airport flights were not affected.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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