MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miramar Police detectives are investigating a fatal shooting at an Airbnb the left one person dead.
“There was a line of cop cars around the house, maybe ten cars or so,” said Miramar resident J Cole.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
Cole is among those shocked to learn a house party at a home being used as an Airbnb in her neighborhood ended with someone being fatally shot.
“I thought it was just a car exhaust or a bang from a car and then someone speeding off, but when I came out this morning I thought that might have not been the case,” added Cole.
According to Miramar Police, around 2 AM Saturday morning, they responded to the 8600 block of Wilshire Drive in reference to shots fired. But, while officers were in route, they were diverted to a vehicle accident close by. Witnesses told police, the male driver was shot and crashed into a car on the 8600 block of Miramar Parkway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
“That’s crazy,” said one of the house party attendees who told CBS4, they are from Philadelphia and renting the home for two days.
The person, who did not want to be identified added they had been drinking but says he doesn’t remember much else.
“I don’t know what happened last night, I was drinking, the only thing I know is I went to bed and then that’s it. I woke up and saw the police. I don’t know the guy, we were drunk but nobody wants to die”, add the party attendee.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Police say they are investigating the incident as a Homicide.
No details about the victim or the suspect have been released yet but we are told they are both males. Police add the suspect fled the scene in a car but did not provide a description. In the meantime, residents like J. Cole remain in disbelief.
“It’s a quiet neighborhood, we don’t really have any problems. When I heard the commotion or whatever, I just thought it was exhaust from a car but to wake up and seeing everything happening, it’s just crazy.
We also reached out to the homeowner, she dispute the police’s claim that the shooting took place at her home.
Airbnb released the following statement regarding the incident.
“Airbnb bans parties, and are shocked by this senseless act of gun violence that took place last night in Miramar. Airbnb is quickly working to understand what occurred, and we stand ready to support the Miramar Police Department in their investigation”.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccination Sites In South Florida
In addition, the Airbnb says homeowner banned parties in the listing and the listing has been deactivated as they investigate.