Gunman In Doral Shoots, Kills Wife Before Turning Trigger On Himself

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

A man in Doral fatally shot his wife Sunday inside a KFC/Taco Bell restaurant before turning the gun on himself and pulling the trigger, authorities said. 

Officials with the Miami-Dade County Police Department said the shooting happened around 11 a.m. at the fast food outlet at Northwest 41st Street and Northwest 107th Avenue.

Witnesses said that the 53-year-old man came to the restaurant and began arguing with his 51-year-old wife who was an employee.

During the verbal dispute, the man produced a firearm and began shooting at his wife, officials said.

Officials said the man then walked to the front customer area and shot himself.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and pronounced both husband and wife dead at the scene, officials said.

Four other employees were in the restaurant at the time of the shooting, but no customers were present. No other employees were injured during the incident.

Detectives said the victims had been having marital problems.

"Domestic violence kills. They call it the silent crime. They’re afraid to come forward and speak, and unfortunately, if you don't come out and speak, they escalate and end up in a tragedy like the ones we have today,” Miami-Dade Police officials said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477) or 866-471-8477.

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