Police investigate double murder in Miami Lakes apartment

MIAMI LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are looking for a person of interest after a man and woman were found dead inside a Miami Lakes apartment.

Miami-Dade Police said they received a call just before 8 a.m. Thursday regarding an unresponsive man at an apartment located near Main Street and New Barn Road.

The caller reported hearing several gunshots prior to finding a man in his mid-20s unconscious and bleeding outside of the apartment.

When officers arrived, they discovered both a man and woman dead with apparent gunshot wounds.

“After they found the deceased male, they did a search of the apartment, and they also found a deceased female on the inside of the apartment,” said Miami-Dade Police detective Chris Thomas.

A neighbor in the the area found herself in the height of a developing crime scene.

“He was doing like this,” Cristina Diaz said as she made a pointing gesture. “There was something happening on the second floor, so the police ran to the second floor to see what was going on.”

Investigators have not yet determined the relationship between the two victims.

“I know that it’s a couple living there,” she said, “very young people. He drives a little bike every day. I see it, in and out.”

It wasn’t just those living in the community that were surprised to hear of the murders. People working nearby also weighed in.

“It’s usually very quiet,” Ahmed Sawan said. “I work around here, and I’ve never noticed anything. That’s actually kind of concerning since I work here every day.”

Police are confident the person responsible for the deaths got away.

“It doesn’t appear to be anything of a suicide,” Thomas said, “but it does appear someone did this to these two individuals.”

Officials said they are now looking for a person of interest.

“It’s very sad,” Diaz said.

If you have any information on this homicide, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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