• The suspected shooter fatally shot himself when police tried to negotiate with him
  • Police have not been able to establish a relation between the couple and the teens
  • Authorities call it an "isolated incident," and assure the "community is safe"

A man fatally shot his girlfriend, a 15-year-old boy, and injured three others before taking his own life at a Florida apartment complex, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Police said they responded to the crime scene around 1:40 a.m. Monday at the complex in the 28300 block of Southwest 126th Court, near Homestead Air Reserve Base. On arrival, officers found two people dead -- a 38-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy.

“Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and determined two of the victims, one being a juvenile, deceased,” Miami-Dade police said in a statement.

Three other teens -- two boys aged 18 and 16 and an 11-year-old girl -- were found with gunshot wounds at the Southwest Miami-Dade home. They were rushed to local hospitals.

The 42-year-old suspect, who was identified as the woman’s partner, was later found to be in another part of the complex. Police said when they tried to “establish communication with the subject,” he fatally shot himself.

Footage obtained from a ring camera shows the 16-year-old victim describing the incident to police. “The young man said, ‘Hey, my family’s been shot,” a neighbor was quoted as saying by WSVN.

Police said the 11-year-old girl was in critical condition while the 16-year-old boy was stable at Kendall Regional Medical Center. The 18-year old victim was also being treated at Jackson South Medical Center and said to be in stable condition.

Investigators said that the incident appears to be a “domestic situation,” but they did not release any further details. No possible motive has been established yet. The relationship between the couple and the teens is unclear, said police.

“Whenever you have juveniles that not only are injured but killed, it affects us all as a community,” police detective Angel Rodriguez was quoted as saying by WINK-TV. He called it an “isolated incident,” and assured the community that “they are safe.”

Recently, Florida has witnessed a surge in deadly gun violence. On Sunday, three people were fatally shot and at least six injured in a mass shooting following a graduation party at Miami-Dade College in Kendall.

Last week, three people died and 20 more were wounded when three gunmen opened fire at a crowd leaving a banquet hall in Miami-Dade County.

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