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Miami-Dade police investigating fatal shooting in Homestead

By CBS Miami Team,


Man gunned down in Homestead 01:45

MIAMI -- Miami-Dade police on Sunday were searching for the person who shot and killed a man late Saturday night after an argument led to gunfire, officials said.
Derrick Houston Jr Miami-Dade Police

Derrick Houston Jr., 19, of Homestead, died at the scene after being shot multiple times, according to a written statement by police.

Police did not say if they have identified any suspects in connection with the incident, which occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. at SW 260th Terrace and 130th Avenue.

Investigators said a group of people were in the back of home when several men began arguing in the roadway before the dispute turned physical.

At some point, someone pulled out a gun and began firing, striking Houston several times.
Police on the scene after a 19-year-old man was gunned down Saturdy night. CBS News Miami

The victim's girlfriend, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CBS News Miami that he was attending a Memorial Day pool party when the incident occurred.

She said he tried to walk away from the scene but that was when the gunfire began.

"They shot and killed the love of my live," she said.

The people involved fled from the scene before police arrived.

There was a heavy police presence as investigators searched for clues. At least two cars were towed from the scene.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

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