October 23, 2020

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Suspect detained in shooting near Fontainebleau: Police

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Update: A $1,000 private dance involving two hired strippers in a Miami Beach hotel room turned into a car chase and a shooting after the two women refused to have sex with their clients, Miami Beach police said. Read more here.

Miami Beach police have a person in custody they believe to be responsible for a shooting near the Fontainebleau hotel Wednesday morning that locked down schools in the area.

Just after 8:20 p.m., police tweeted they have a person in custody. The shooting occurred sometime before 8:30 a.m. Officers responded to several calls of shots being fired from a car on 44th Street and Collins Avenue.

When officers arrived they found an injured woman three miles north near 74th Street, Miami Beach police said. Her vehicle was struck by gunfire, said Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez.

She was treated by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for a cut on her arm that was likely caused by shattered glass, police said.

North Beach Elementary and Nautilus Middle School were placed on lockdown as a precaution shortly before 9 a.m. The lockdowns were lifted by 10 a.m., a Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman said. A synagogue, Temple Beth Sholom, also was placed on lockdown as well as Biscayne Beach Elementary, several miles north on 77th Street and Dickens Avenue.

This breaking news article will be updated.

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