Miami-Dade County

Man Killed in Shooting Near Miami-Dade Funeral Home

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1900 block of Northwest 54th Street in Brownsville, just steps from the Hall Ferguson Hewitt Mortuary

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A man was killed and another man was detained after a shooting outside a Miami-Dade funeral home Thursday.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Northwest 54th Street in Brownsville, just steps from the Hall Ferguson Hewitt Mortuary.

Miami-Dade Police officials said officers responded to reports of a shooting and found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died, officials said.

"The cops were there trying to revive him, trying to bring him back to life, but when the rescue got here they picked him up, but when they put him in the stretcher his arms just sagged. it looked like he was gone already," witness Carlos Godoy said.

Police said a second man was detained in connection with the investigation.

A funeral service was going on at the time, but no one else was injured in the shooting. It's unclear if the men had been attending the service or what led to the shooting.

Neither man's identity was released. The shooting remains under investigation.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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