Woman Killed, Young Daughter Hurt in Shooting in Naranja

Lashonte Jones, 24, died at the scene. She worked as a TSA officer.

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A woman was killed and her 3-year-old was injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in Naranja Monday afternoon.

Miami-Dade Police officials said officers responded to the shooting at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of South Dixie Highway near US 1 around 3:20 p.m.

Lashonte Jones, 24, was with her daughter outside of the apartment complex when a gray, four-door Nissan approached them and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Jones died at the scene. Her daughter was hospitalized and was expected to recover.

“It was heartbreaking to be able to stand with the father and just listen to the pain he was going through and us as a community we need to come together," Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said.

Jones worked as a Transportation Security Administration officer.

“Today we tragically lost one of our own TSA Officers who was killed as they returned home from the airport late this afternoon," said Daniel Ronan, Federal Security Director, TSA at Miami International Airport. "I am shocked and deeply saddened at the senseless act of violence, that took a young, vibrant officer away from their family and away from us way too soon. Words just cannot properly convey the immense loss all of us are feeling at this moment."

The shooting remains under investigation.

A woman was killed and a child was hurt after a shooting at an apartment complex Monday in Naranja. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports

Officers also responded to another shooting just a few blocks away, where three people were detained. It's not yet confirmed if the shootings are connected.

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