Seven killed in Florida hostage drama

2013-07-27 15:55

Miami - Six people were shot dead in a hostage drama that ended early on Saturday when police killed the perpetrator, US police said

The man allegedly took neighbours hostage in a block of flats for reasons that were not immediately known, said police spokesperson Eddie Rodriguez.

"Six innocent people died and also the suspect who initiated this situation," Rodriguez added.

He said the incident began on Friday evening and ended very early on Saturday when a police Swat team moved into the building.

The team "entered the flat where the man was holding a couple as hostages," Rodriguez said.

Among the dead were an elderly couple later identified as the building's landlords.

  • Caine Abel - 2013-07-27 16:34

    Who killed who...that is the question

      Fawzia Bayat - 2013-07-27 19:11


      Sterling Ferguson - 2013-07-27 20:00

      Why this person wasn't profiled?

      Dean Elliman - 2013-07-28 12:29

      Oh Sterling, you again! Who was supposed to profile him, was he acting suspicious before? What you saying doesn't even make sense, your just looking for attention you racists.

  • En Gineer - 2013-07-27 18:25

    RIP to innocent victims. They should have called SAPS Special Task Force....they've never lost a hostage in 30 years.

  • Mike Lamb - 2013-07-27 19:18

    H Have a look at this Jobe. I sure hope it opens your eyes a little.

  • Mike Lamb - 2013-07-27 19:30

    Islam - "a religion of peace" . So why are sunnis and Shihites (sorry if that's mis-spelled) slaughtering each other on a daily basis in the middle east?

      Ahava Shapiro - 2013-07-27 20:53

      So the gun man, was he Shihite and the victims Sunnis ? Or was it the other way around ? Strange that they would take their fight to Florida US.

  • Mike Lamb - 2013-07-28 10:09

    The original comment by 'Jobe' which stated that Americans kill each other and everyone else has been removed, as has my original reply. So, Ahava, your comment is not really relevant.

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