One dead, two wounded in shooting involving South Beach eviction case

A man being evicted from a South Beach condominium complex apparently opened fire Monday morning. Details remained sketchy at noon, but police may have returned the gunfire, striking the man.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 is reporting that one person died in the shooting at 465 Ocean Drive, according to Javier Otero, assistant Miami Beach fire chief.

CBS4’s Gary Nelson reported from the scene of the shooting that a Miami-Dade Police officer was on the second floor with a locksmith attempting to perform an eviction when shots rang out.

Police haven’t released the names of those involved in the shooting.

The locksmith, whose name has not been released, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

The name of the tenant who opened fire has not been released, nor has his condition.

The police officer was apparently injured in the melee that ensued. His injuries did not appear to be serious, WSVN-Channel 7 is reporting.

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