South Miami

A woman was fatally shot by a security guard. Police say it may have been an accident

A woman was accidentally shot in the chest by a security guard in Perrine Friday afternoon.

Just after 1 p.m., Miami-Dade police responded to reports of a shooting near the 10900 block of Southwest 184 St., police said.

When officers arrived they discovered the 62-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her upper torso. She was taken to Jackson South Medical Center in critical condition. She later died from her injuries.

A preliminary investigation found she had been accidentally shot by a man who police believe works as a security guard for a nearby company.

No arrests have been made, but police are continuing to investigate.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. He attends the University of Florida and grew up in Miami. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office.