Crime

2 dead, 4 injured — including an 11-year-old girl — after shooting outside Miami mart

Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Bureau is investigating a shooting that left two persons dead and four wounded Friday night, Nov. 23, 2018, outside The Heat Food Mart at 5801 NW 27 Ave. in Brownsville.
Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Bureau is investigating a shooting that left two persons dead and four wounded Friday night, Nov. 23, 2018, outside The Heat Food Mart at 5801 NW 27 Ave. in Brownsville. Google Maps

A man and a woman were killed and four were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl — in a shooting outside of a Brownsville convenience store around 9:15 p.m. Friday night, Miami-Dade Police said.

According to investigators, shots were fired into a small crowd gathered outside The Heat Food Mart at 5801 NW 27th Ave. The market is next to a Miami-Dade County housing complex, just west of I-95.



When police arrived, a large group of people ran from the parking lot. There, Miami-Dade officers saw four people on the ground who had been hit by gunfire. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue determined two of those victims had died. The injured were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Police have identified the fatal victims as Miami residents Corey Davis, Jr., 26, and Vickie Boggs, 56.

About two hours after the shooting, two more victims approached detectives on the scene to say that they were “grazed by gunfire during the shooting,” Miami-Dade police said early Saturday morning. One of those victims was an 11-year-old girl. Those victims were treated on the spot.

Those injured in the incident were identified by police as Tyrone Smith, 56; Vandella Davis, 34; Romario Louider, 29; and Latresha Knight, 35. The 11-year-old victim was not identified by name. Although police listed a total of 7 victims, including the two deaths, officers continue to report that just four were wounded in the shooting.

If you have any information, Miami-Dade police ask that you call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477 or go to www.crimestoppersmiami.com.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.

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