Miami Crime Scene: Shooting Downtown Miami High Rise Condo

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Man found shot inside Miami high-rise apartment condo

A luxury apartment building in downtown Miami was temporarily evacuated late Friday after police found a man shot on the 16th floor, authorities said.

Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said officers were called just before 10 p.m. to the Opera Tower in the 1700 block of North Bay Shore Drive after a security guard heard gunshots fired on the 21st floor.

Officers searched the building and found a trail of blood that led them to a man with a gunshot wound on the 16th floor, Delva said.

The man, who was not identified, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he is listed in critical condition.

Delva said the motive for the shooting was unclear.

“We don’t know if this was an isolated incident. We don’t know whether this was a robbery,” Delva said.

Officials stated the Opera Tower was a silent building until lately.

“It has been calm until they started doing the Airbnb. It’s been a little bit rowdy,” resident Mary Jack Lopez said.

Airbnb is an online service that permits homeowners to lease their properties on a short term basis.

The Opera Tower is a 60-story construction in downtown Miami with views of South Beach.

Residents returned home Friday to get a crime scene.

“That’s what they told us it was an Airbnb,” Lopez said. “You don’t understand who you rent this flat to so there is not any clearance, no security.”

A spokesman for Airbnb said the company was investigating whether the guy who was shot was a client.

The building was closed down as officials investigated. Eventually residents were permitted to return to their homes.

Father and son identified in murder-attempted suicide dispute within Weston house
A domestic dispute in Weston Saturday morning left a father dead and his son hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

When deputies from BSO and SWAT arrived at a house in a gated community at 3204 Islewood Ave. they discovered Asher Azulay, 67, dead inside the house.

Deputies are calling it a murder and attempted suicide case. The dispute occurred inside the younger Azulay’s home on Islewood Avenue. The senior Azulay lived in Pembroke Pines, deputies said. BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said detectives received a call of a shooting at about 8:40 a.m. in Weston.”It appears a son shot his father,” she said in an email. “The shooter remained within the house.” Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue hurried a critically wounded Rafael Azulay to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he had been receiving medical treatment.

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