Four Colombians are among six killed Friday by a Miami gunman who was subsequently shot by the police, local media reported Sunday.
According to radio station Caracol, the four Colombian victims were a 51-year old woman and her 17-year old daughter, and a married couple.
All victims were from Colombia’s Caribbean coastal region.
The shooting took place Friday in a Latino suburb of Miami. According to US media, the 42-year-old Pedro Vargas from Cuba set a combustible liquid on fire in his apartment, sending the unit into flames. The Colombian building manager Italo Pisciotti and his wife went running toward the smoke. Vargas opened his door and shot and killed both of them.
Following the double homicide, the killer went back into his apartment and opened fire at people on the street, killing one. Subsequently, Vargas stormed into a nearby apartment where he killed another the Colombian mother and daughter, and a third victim.
Following an eight-hour chase which ended in Vargas holding two people hostage, a SWAT team attacked the apartment where the Cuban-born gunman was sheltering and killed the suspect.
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