A fight between two groups of people inside a Walmart in Florida City erupted in gunfire Wednesday afternoon.
Walmart Turns Deadly For Some Innocent Shoppers
The shooting left one person dead and two others hurt in the shocking incident that sent panicked shoppers and workers running for safety.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting at the Walmart located at 33501 S Dixie Highway near the Florida Turnpike, according to police.
The suspected gunman, identified as 25-year-old Steve Lestin, has been charged second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
The two others, 20-year-old Roberto Acevedo and 21-year-old Jimari Hodge, have been charged with battery.
Investigators said the man who died after being flown to Jackson South Trauma Center had been involved in the altercation with the trio before the shooting began.
He’s been identified as Nathaniel Baez, 23.
“We are saddened by what happened in our Florida City store Wednesday, and our thoughts are with the victim’s loved ones. One associate has been suspended. We’ll continue working closely with local law enforcement through the course of their investigation. “
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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