A suspect killed his estranged wife and brother-in-law, shot another man and struck his father-in-law when he backed up his truck into a southwest Miami-Dade home Sunday, police said Monday. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports.
A suspect killed his estranged wife and brother-in-law, shot another man and struck his father-in-law when he backed up his truck into a southwest Miami-Dade home Sunday, police said Monday.
Ivan Wong, 41, opened fire on his wife Mabel Figueroa, 42, and brother-in-law Michel Figueroa, 44, at 15940 Southwest 103rd Place at about 4 p.m. Sunday, Miami-Dade Police said. Officers discovered them dead on the scene.
Wong also wounded family friend Ernesto Cardenas, 42, before he drove his white pickup in reverse towards the home of his father-in-law Modesto Figueroa, 70, police said. Wong struck the house several times and struck his father-in-law, police said.
Several neighbors called police about a domestic dispute, detectives said. They told detectives they heard gunshots and then saw a man in a pickup slamming into the home, demolishing the entrance.
"There was a guy laying in the street. He was already dead and there was another person there by the waterfall," said neighbor Kristian Malm, who was one of the neighbors who called police. "They looked like they were dead and there was one man holding one hand up."
Cardenas was taken to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, police said. Figueroa was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Wong faces two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, police said. It wasn't immediately known whether he has an attorney.
He and his wife's 7-year-old child was not present when the shooting happened, police said.
Neighbors said the suspect sped away but he did not get too far.
"We know that he did flee and ended up at another location where he was taken into custody," Miami-Dade Police spokesperson Robin Pinkard said.
Authorities made the arrest at a home near the Robert Morgan Vocational Technical School in southwest Miami-Dade. Detectives inspected a white pickup truck parked in the driveway.
A few people were seen consoling a woman outside of the house as police investigated.
Back at the intersection where two people lost their lives, there were visible signs of the property damage at the corner home. A metal fence was toppled over, and part of the living room wall was smashed in.
"I pulled up to the scene and a bunch of cops, a helicopter, and bodies covered," said Connor Hayden, who lives nearby.
Longtime resident Carlos Carbonell said what caused his ears to perk up as he worked out in his garden was the loud noise of a vehicle slamming into something multiple times.
"I just hear the sound of wheels spinning of a truck and crashing, a few times," Carbonell said.
Carbonell said he rushed outside and saw two bodies on the ground and the large white pickup.
"I saw it running (over) once. But my neighbor who was close, he told me he saw the car hitting a woman, more than once," Carbonell said. "It was violent, it was violent."
Late Monday evening, workers covered the exposed living room of the home with plywood and washed the driveway of debris. Loved ones loaded a truck with belongings from the house, which has been deemed unsafe.