FIU Student Fatally Shot at Apartment Complex Garage in Sweetwater

A 21-year-old Florida International University student was shot and killed Friday night at an apartment complex parking garage in Sweetwater.

Miami-Dade Police said that Michael Nicholas Zaldua died late Friday evening from gunshot wounds.

He was found by Sweetwater police at the 4th Street Commons parking garage located at 10899 SW 4th St., which is about four blocks away from FIU's Modesto A. Madique Campus.

Police said that witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the parking garage.

FIU officials confirmed that Zaldua was a student.

But Dianne Fernandez, FIU broadcast media manager, put out a statement on Saturday saying that ``there is nothing to indicate there is any danger to our FIU community.''

The university released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We are saddened to report that the victim is an FIU student. Police are in the process of notifying next of kin. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim. The university will be offering support to students who feel impacted by this tragedy."

Miami-Dade homicide detectives are currently investigating.

No further details have been made available; check back for updates on this developing story.

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