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Seven killed, including gunman, in (Miami) Florida shootout; 2 hostages rescued
NBC News ^ | July 27, 2013 | Marian Smith

Posted on 07/27/2013 3:25:09 AM PDT by Zakeet

SWAT officers shot and killed a gunman early Saturday after he killed 6 people, ending an hours-long standoff near Miami, Fla., police said.

Two people were rescued alive and unharmed from an apartment building where they were being held hostage ...

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The SWAT team found the gunman barricaded on the fourth floor of the building, where they killed him and saved the two hostages.

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This is a breaking news story. Please check back for more updates.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; guns; swat
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1 posted on 07/27/2013 3:25:09 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

The gunman must’ve been a redneck, determined to kill poor indigenous Miami-folk ...


2 posted on 07/27/2013 3:29:53 AM PDT by Ken522
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Additional information from Fox News: Gunman among 7 dead in Florida apartment shooting

Police Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez tells Fox News that the gunman was shot dead by a SWAT team following a standoff at a five-story building in Hialeah, just a few miles north of Miami.

Rodriguez said the bodies of three women and two men were found throughout the apartment complex after police arrived. Another man was killed across the street when the gunman allegedly spotted him and took aim.

WSVN.com reported that the manager of the West 46th Street apartment building and his wife were among the victims.

3 posted on 07/27/2013 3:32:22 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: Zakeet

Good ol’ Miami.

This happened back in the 70s when I lived there. Off N. Kendall Dr., S. Miami
6 adults shot execution style. Mix of men and women.
Baby kidnapped. Perps left the baby on a street corner some time later.
Colombian drug related.

This kind of crap is one of the reasons I skedaddled from the place of my birth in the mid 80s.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 3:49:04 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Ken522
The gunman must’ve been a redneck, determined to kill poor indigenous Miami-folk ...

Being it happened in Hialeah good bet it was' White Hispanic'. Very large Cuban population in Hialeah.

5 posted on 07/27/2013 3:51:55 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Zakeet

There is a time and place for military-type SWAT response and this appears to be one of them.

Lots of recent problems appear to arise from using this type of response, the need for which is rare, too often.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 4:03:29 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Zakeet

Must be one of those right wing tea party types. /s


7 posted on 07/27/2013 4:16:34 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: Ken522
There are no “folk” indigenous to Florida.
8 posted on 07/27/2013 4:18:18 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Zakeet

Hialeah is not Miami. It is a separate city. I grew up in Hialeah. This is very sad.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 4:33:01 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Zakeet

Other news sites are saying two dead. Confusing story unless there are two separate stories that happened in Hialeah.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 4:36:58 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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...Three of the victims were men and three were women. Shamira Pisciotti identified two of them as her parents, Italo and Samira Pisciotti. She said she heard the shots, ran over to her parents in the building, and found her mother dead and her father clinging to life.

“I guess there was an altercation and the person opened fire on both of them. My mom was dead the moment that she was shot and my dad still had a pulse when I got to him,” Shamira Pisciotti said.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 4:52:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Zakeet

Here is another local article which gives a bit more detail.

“7 Killed, Including Shooting Suspect, In Hialeah Apartment Complex”

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/07/27/7-killed-including-shooting-suspect-in-hialeah-apartment-complex/

Pisciotti (daughter of apartment managers) and her fiancée said the shooting was the result of some sort of complaint.

“They got complaints from some neighbor that a situation was going on they went upstairs to do their duty as property managers,”said Pisciotti’s fiancée, who did not want to be identified.


12 posted on 07/27/2013 4:57:53 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, since then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: Zakeet

Another man was killed across the street when the gunman allegedly spotted him and took aim.

I never knew someone could be killed just by “taking aim” at them.


13 posted on 07/27/2013 5:09:55 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Zakeet

Can George Zimmerman account for his whereabouts at the time of this ?
Freegards
LEX


14 posted on 07/27/2013 5:16:52 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
Can George Zimmerman account for his whereabouts at the time of this ?

No, but at least we know where Trayvon was.

15 posted on 07/27/2013 5:19:57 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

Lol!!!!


16 posted on 07/27/2013 5:22:53 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Zakeet

That happened last night, and we still don’t know the identity of the perp?


17 posted on 07/27/2013 5:27:16 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

You have to wonder why.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 5:33:07 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
You have to wonder why.

In all fairness it might be because they haven't yet cleared the scene. But on the other hand ....

19 posted on 07/27/2013 5:37:38 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Vinnie

During the change over some years back I heard folks in Miami were leaving their car doors unlocked so thieves wouldn’t have to break window to steal the radio...


20 posted on 07/27/2013 5:54:41 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: Texas Fossil

Pisciotti is engaged to a woman?
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Pisciotti (daughter of apartment managers) and her fiancée said the shooting was the result of some sort of complaint.


21 posted on 07/27/2013 6:03:12 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Video of Swat Team storming scene:

http://news.sky.com/story/1121092/hostage-deaths-moment-police-killed-gunman


22 posted on 07/27/2013 6:05:05 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Vinnie

Hialeah was the home of KC and the Sunshine Band as well.


23 posted on 07/27/2013 6:12:32 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Put Crockett and Tubbs on the case.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 6:23:15 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Hialeah is located within Florida’s 21st Congressional District. It is currently represented in the House of Representatives by Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican.[19] According to the nonpartisan Bay Area Center for Voting Research (BACVR) Hialeah, Florida is the fourth most conservative city in the United States. [20] The current mayor of Hialeah is Carlos Hernandez.[21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hialeah,_Florida


25 posted on 07/27/2013 6:31:54 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Zakeet

I guess those he killed and took hostage just didn’t understand the duty to retreat consensus - if they had all been armed, the perp would have died a lot quicker and a few more of the victims would be alive.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Sherman Logan

100%


27 posted on 07/27/2013 6:49:25 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: GOPJ
...I heard folks in Miami were leaving their car doors unlocked so thieves wouldn’t have to break window to steal the radio...

Walking through a parking lot so many car alarms were going off you just ignored them.
Car backfire? Hit the ground.
My BP dropped 20 points just from moving to NC.
Only thing I miss is the water/Keys.

28 posted on 07/27/2013 6:54:17 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: ilovesarah2012

I had cousins that grew up in Hialeah. now in their 50’s. of German descent.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 7:15:22 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Vinnie

And Hialeah was just named one of the safest cities in America.


30 posted on 07/27/2013 7:20:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: spacejunkie2001

It has grown a lot. I think it’s now the fifth largest city in the state. And I think it’s about 98% Hispanic. If you don’t speak Spanish, you will have a difficult time living there. I love Cuban food and coffee, though.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 7:30:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Zakeet

Who’s the perp?


32 posted on 07/27/2013 7:32:55 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

KC went to Hialeah High as did I. He was a year ahead of me and I never knew who he was. LOL

And one of the best DE ever, Ted Hendricks, graduated from Hialeah. So did Bucky Dent of the Yankees.

Dent would be named World Series MVP, batting .417 with 10 hits, 7 RBI, and 3 runs scored

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_World_Series

He graduated a year ahead of me. He was a football star (running back) in high school but not very big. And so cute. All the girls loved him.


33 posted on 07/27/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Texas Fossil
“They got complaints from some neighbor that a situation was going on they went upstairs to do their duty as property managers,”

Per Eric Holder and Barrack Obama, they should have just walked away and not done anything. After all, they had a duty to retreat. /s

34 posted on 07/27/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: rfreedom4u

You’ve never heard that someone could get killed by someone “taking aim?” Well, I’ll admit that it is not used, but your better marksmanship courses still teach it. “Spray and pray” seems to be the preferred technique these days. But during celebrations, some people like the “I made a shot into the air, where it lands, I know not where.”


35 posted on 07/27/2013 7:46:49 AM PDT by fini
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To: BunnySlippers

That was an awful lot of bangin’. I wonder how many times they actually hit the perp.


36 posted on 07/27/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Now THIS is strange... I woke up not even 15 minutes ago THINKING of KC and the Sunshine Band... was wondering if they had videos on YouTube... (and I am serious!)


37 posted on 07/27/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: fini

Taking aim is one thing. Taking aim followed by a shot is another. The article merely said he “took aim.” I did deduce that he did shoot following the aiming but it wasn’t mentioned in the article. I just wanted to clear that up in case a low information voter was reading it.


38 posted on 07/27/2013 8:10:04 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

amen on the cuban food and coffee.

did you go to high school there? are you in your 50’s?


39 posted on 07/27/2013 8:11:16 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

I graduated from Hialeah High in 1970.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 8:23:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Bikkuri

I would bet youtube has some KC and the Sunshine Band. I am a remote viewer and projected that thought into your sleeping mind. Sorry, I won’t do it again. But you were dreaming that the Republican Party would become conservative and grow a spine again. I didn’t want you to be disappointed when you awoke so I overlaid the KC and the Sunshine Band thought. It was wrong of me.


41 posted on 07/27/2013 8:34:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Small world and a lot of talent out of one high school. No one of any importance graduated from my high school. Unfortunately that includes me.


42 posted on 07/27/2013 8:37:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: GOPJ
"During the change over some years back I heard folks in Miami were leaving their car doors unlocked so thieves wouldn’t have to break window to steal the radio..."

Most convertible owners in urban areas leave the doors unlocked to spare having their roofs slashed. Unless you have a very high end stereo system, it's more cost effective than replacing the convertible top.

43 posted on 07/27/2013 8:39:50 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Zakeet

Still no update about the perp?


44 posted on 07/27/2013 8:42:07 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Lol... ;)

It did send a chill up my spine when I got to your post.. o.O


45 posted on 07/27/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

LOL


46 posted on 07/27/2013 8:51:17 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Bikkuri

: ) thanks for not being mad.


47 posted on 07/27/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Class of 72 was full of lawyers, doctors, business mid-managers (me), and druggies. Funny but a few of the druggies have the most wealth after all these years, but most are dead or walking dead.


48 posted on 07/27/2013 8:58:56 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Believe it or not, I did not know any druggies in high school. But I remember students sneaking out of sock hops (that’s what we called the dances after football games because they were held in the gym and we had to take off our shoes unless they were sneakers) to drink.


49 posted on 07/27/2013 9:03:45 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Vinnie
Sounds like we may have been "neighbors," since I lived near Kendell Drive in the early 70's. I remember two distinct times of "heightened tensions," following the desegregation of Miami-Dade schools and almost a decade later between the Mariel Boatlift and the peak in the Cocaine Boom, c. 1980, mitigated by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

What an interesting place to live, with the fascinating history in a town now barely more than a century old.

Kendell was on the edge of South Miami, forty years ago, and now there's no interruption of population density and traffic past Homestead. A city as stable as a sandcastle on the geological timescale.

Since about 1970, there has been a kind of oscillating wave manifesting in periods characterized by ruthless violence, slowly increasing in frequency and nihilism.

A great place to live if one is reasonably well off and cautious, but unimaginably harsh, as harsh as the Everglades in August, on its good and evil poor people, and an above-average population of state-supported and impoverished mentally ill outpatients.

But, with high fences and a screened-in pool, and well-stocked ammo, etc. (you know, the "necessities" everywhere, these days) I'd probably risk living there still.

50 posted on 07/27/2013 10:37:02 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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