A man was shot at approximately 5:05pm during the evening of Friday, January 10th, at the Parkway Inn Airport Motel on Curtiss Parkway in Miami Springs.
SHOOTER IN CUSTODY
According to Miami Springs Police, the incident appeared to be a domestic situation.
Miami Springs Police only reported that the shooting victim was male. No further description was provided at this time.
Miami Springs Police confirmed that they had the suspect in custody.
THE SHOOTING VICTIM
Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens Police only described the shooting victim as male. According to Virginia Gardens Police, after the victim was shot, a female attempted to drive the victim to a hospital. However, she changed her mind and stopped at the Pizza Hut on NW 36th Street in Virginia Gardens to call 911. That’s where Rescue came and took the victim to Ryder Trauma Center. To clarify earlier media reports, there was no shooting at the Pizza Hut or in Virginia Gardens. The shooting happened at the Parkway Inn.
Miami Springs Police have indicated that the victim was “taken to Ryder Trauma, is in surgery, & expected to be okay.”
PARKWAY INN CRIME
This isn’t the first time there’s been a violent crime at the Parkway Inn. You may recall that 2 women attacked a 71 year old Uber driver and stole his van at the Parkway Inn last July. (Click the link below to read about the carjacking story.)
2 Women Attack 71 Year Old, Steal His Van According to Herald
POLICE RESPONSE / PHOTOS
Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens had a heavy presence at both scenes.
Local TV reporters were also on scene. WPLG Local 10, Channel 4, and WSVN 7 were all present at the scene.
SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE
To be clear, the report above was an early report indicating a shooting in VG. The shooting DID NOT occur in V.G. It occurred at the Parkway Inn Motel in Miami Springs.
#DEVELOPING – According to Virginia Gardens Police, the victim was dropped off at the Pizza Hut, but the original incident happened in Miami Springs.https://t.co/XlwSI79cv4
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) January 10, 2020
A shooting occurred today at approximately 5:05p.m. at the Parkway Inn Hotel – 777 Curtiss Pkwy. This was domestic violence related. Miami Springs officers located the subject and took them into custody. Victim was taken to Ryder Trauma, is in surgery, & expected to be okay.
— Miami Springs Police (@MiamiSpringsPD) January 11, 2020
To be clear, the WSVN 7 report above was an early report indicating a shooting in VG. The shooting DID NOT occur in V.G. It occurred at the Parkway Inn Motel in Miami Springs.