Saturday 24 August 2019

One killed, two injured in shootings near Trump resort in Florida

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Police are investigating a fatal shooting near one of US president Donald Trump's resorts in Florida.

One person was killed and two others - including a five-year-old boy - were hurt after shots were fired at the Trump International Beach Resort Miami in Sunny Isles Beach.

Sunny Isles officers responded to the scene and found several vehicles with bullet holes.

A 19-year-old woman was found inside one vehicle with a gunshot wound. She is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

Moments later, another 911 call came in reporting a man had been shot inside a vehicle at a shopping centre across the street from the hotel.

Sunny Isle officers discovered a man with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Mohammed Jradi.

It appears that a stray bullet travelled from the vicinity of the Trump International across the street, passed through the car park and struck Mr Jradi, who was working at the time.

A police spokesman said: "We have spoken to family members and of course our heart and our deepest condolences go to the family."

A five-year-old boy was also grazed by a bullet. He was treated at the scene and later released.

Homicide detectives from the Miami Dade police department detained several people for questioning. Several firearms were also seized at the scene.

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