A security guard is dead and 7 people are wounded in a bar shooting

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A gunman killed a security guard at a Florida martini bar before dying in a shootout with police after a bar fight that left seven people — including one officer — wounded early Saturday.
A security guard at Martini Bar, located in the CityPlace Doral, stepped in to stop a fight between customers around 3:30 a.m. when one of the men pulled a gun, police said.
“The security guard that was working intervened, and that’s when the subject produced a firearm and shot and killed the security guard,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Álvaro Zabaleta said during a news conference, according to WSVN.
Two City of Doral cops immediately responded to the scene and engaged the gunman.
The officer shot and killed the subject; however, the officer also sustained a gunshot wound to the lower extremity,” said Zabaleta.
The slain security guard was identified as George Castellanos, according to Local 10 News.
I wasn’t sure if she was hit, if she was hurt, if she was scared — it was crazy,” Suedois said.
The injured officer is expected to make a full recovery, police added.

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A bar fight that left seven people—including one officer—wounded early on Saturday morning resulted in the gunman killing a security guard at a Florida martini bar before he was killed in a shootout with police.

At around 3:30 a.m., a security guard at the Martini Bar in the CityPlace Doral intervened to break up a fight between patrons. me. the men, according to the police, pulled a gun.

Detective Álvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police Department stated at a press conference that “the security guard that was working intervened, and that’s when the subject produced a firearm and shot and killed the security guard,” as reported by WSVN.

After arriving on the scene right away, two City of Doral police officers confronted the gunman.

The individual and the officer engaged in a gunfight. Zabaleta stated that although the subject was killed by the officer’s bullet, the officer also received a gunshot wound to the lower extremity.

George Castellanos was the name of the deceased security guard, according to Local 10 News.

Near the bar, in the CityPlace apartments, William Suedois reported hearing three gunshots at three in the morning. me. prior to ten or fifteen more gunshots being heard.

Nearby all of the music is where my apartment is located. It was extremely noisy. Suedois said to Local 10 that “I felt it in my chest.”. It was a little frightening, I won’t lie. “.

Before the police descended on the scene, Suedois witnessed patrons of the well-liked bar running away in fear.

There was a woman on the ground that I noticed. It was crazy, Suedois said. “I wasn’t sure if she was hit, if she was hurt, if she was scared.”.

Police reported that six bystanders—five men and one woman—were hurt in the shooting.

After being brought to the hospital, two of them have critical conditions, while the remaining four have stable ones.

According to Doral Police Chief Edwin Lopez, the injured police officer was a four-year veteran who used a tourniquet on himself. He also stated that it was too early to determine who fired the first shot.

The wounded officer should fully recover, according to the police.

Lopez stated, “We are happy that he is still alive and in stable condition and we look forward to wrapping up this investigation.”.

Daniella Levine Cava, the mayor of Miami-Dade, wrote on X, “Our hearts go out to the Doral community and @DoralPolice following last night’s gun violence, as we pray for a swift recovery for all those injured and for the families of the victims,” expressing her gratitude to the police for keeping the community safe. We are incredibly appreciative of the men and women in uniform who protect us today and every day. “.

According to authorities, there are currently three active investigations into the incident.

While Miami-Dade Police is investigating a homicide, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is looking into an officer-involved shooting, and the City of Doral Police is looking into the initial altercation.

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