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A- Herald: Lupe has a gun...
A fight between a boss and her employee turned violent Thursday morning.B- Herald: If you don't see where this is going you have to be blind.
Investigators said when the boss arrived, she faced a hail of gunfire. Miami Gardens Police later identified the shooter as Guadalupe Hernandez, 59.
“She runs outside, going after the lady when she parked. And as soon as the other lady parked, she started discharging her gun,” said security guard Eddie Hernandez.
Eddie Hernandez said he’s known Lupe for several years and was shocked when the bullets began flying. A few seconds after the shots rang out, the intended target, Lupe’s boss, came screaming into the building.
“She was hysterical,” Eddie Hernandez said. “She was saying, ‘Lupe’s got a gun, she’s trying to shoot me. Lupe’s got a gun, she’s trying to shoot me.’”
The driver behind the wheel of a bus that rammed into an overpass at Miami International Airport — killing two passengers and leaving many more injured — expressed his sympathies Thursday to those affected, while a group of survivors began speaking with a lawyer.C- Herald: Oops.
On Thursday, a relative sent out a short statement in Spanish from driver Ramon Ferreiro. In it, Ferreiro extended his “deepest sympathy” to the families of those killed in “the terrible accident.”
“I know there are no words of comfort for what happened, but my family and I are praying for all those affected and their loved ones,” he wrote in Spanish. “I’m emotionally and physically very shocked by what happened, and for this reason I ask you to respect my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
The University of Miami’s Emergency Notification Network exists to alert students and faculty of a safety threat — an oncoming hurricane, for example, or maybe an armed gunman.D- WSVN: Welcome to South Florida.
But the text message that went out to the UM community Wednesday night contained a different sort of warning:
“Black male on campus,” UM proclaimed. “Wearing black and white tennis shoes, white shirt w/blk writing, black shorts.”
The message was related to a stolen laptop computer, but, in an apparent administrative glitch, UM’s text alert made no mention of an actual crime. That left some to wonder whether UM was suggesting that being a black man on campus was in and of itself somehow suspicious or wrong — otherwise, why would anyone need the urgent heads-up about it?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A Christian youth group from California is devastated after their van was broken into and robbed with their personal items.
Twenty-four teenager and young adults are now left with very little. The Christian youth group is from a church in Oakland, California and was excited about their first visit to South Florida. "We all come really excited, eager to receive what God gave us and all of this happened," said youth group member Christie Briseno.
The van the group rented was broken into while they were eating at Pollo Tropical located at 1805 South Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, Thursday afternoon. "We are out here many miles away from home with no one to contact or ask for help," said Briseno.
The group said $12,000 in cash was stolen along with their luggage and ID's. They are devastated. "We all work really hard. Our parents and a lot of us work really hard for that money," said Briseno. "It was a lot of money that was stolen from us."