Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday night that left one man dead and is the sixth shooting to take place in the area in less than two weeks.
Miami-Dade Police said the shooting took place just after 9 p.m. in the 12800 block of Southwest 252nd Street. Officers arrived in the area after receiving a ShotSpotter alert.
Officers found a man with a gunshot wound and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police identified the victim as 32-year-old Freddie Coard.
“It’s so heartbreaking that someone would do this to my loving, caring cousin,” said Coard’s cousin Katia Coard in a FaceTime interview. “He was a loving person. Everybody loved him. He was a good person. He cared about people.”
Investigators have not released any other information on the shooting.
The shooting is the sixth in the area since July 29, when four teenagers were shot outside a nearby apartment complex. Two days later, three people were shot at two separate locations. And on Aug. 3, five people were shot in the area.
A 16-year-old was also hospitalized after a shooting in the area early Monday.
Tuesday's shooting also comes just one day after community organizers held a town hall meeting to address violence in the area.
A separate incident Wednesday morning took place when officers were attempting to take a robbery suspect into custody near Southwest 122nd Avenue and 200th Street. One officer fired their weapon, but no one was injured and the suspect was taken into custody.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.