1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Village of Merrick Park

Apr 09, 2017, 04:11
1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Village of Merrick Park

According to the Mirror, the gunman, who has been identified as a trainer that lost his job and returned to exact revenge, died after he opened fire at two of his former managers. A former Miami city commissioner and client of Wilson's says Wilson was the most popular trainer at the gym.

Police said the shooter is dead, The Miami Herald reported - and it is believed that he committed suicide after firing his gun. The wounded included the general manager Janine Ackerman and a trainer named Mario Hortis, the witnesses said. She said the scene was now secured.

"It appears to be an ex-employee, managerial dispute that triggered this shooting", Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said.

About an hour after the shooting, a few people still in workout attire were outside the gym.

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Equinox said in a statement that is was working with authorities. "I heard from my trainer that it was a trainer that had been let go". Two others were wounded inside the Equinox Fitness Club and taken to the hospital.

Coral Gables police rushed to the scene, shutting down traffic outside the shopping mall and placing nearby businesses on lockdown. "The entire mall is locked down and the road in front is closed too".

Two people were airlifted to a hospital, Coral Gables Fire Department Lt. David Perez said.

A call to Equinox was forwarded to the Brickell location of the fitness where a woman said: "I'm not sorry we're not taking any calls from the media".

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