Mother Dead After Domestic Dispute in Miami Home

A man fatally shot the mother of his child then tried to shoot and kill himself Thursday in their Miami home, police said.

Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Southwest 16th Terrace around 3:40 p.m. and found a man and woman with gunshot wounds, according to Miami police.

Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where the woman died from her injuries. The man remained hospitalized in critical condition.

The couple's son told officers that his father shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself. 

"They are low-key people," said neighbor Mercy Suarez. "They are just a family that gets together a lot. I can't believe something like that would happen with that family."

Officials have not released the identities of those involved.

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