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Child in car seat and 2 adults dead in a shooting at Kendall shopping center, police say

Crime scene tape and police lights. (Dreamstime/TNS)

A man shot and killed a woman and a small child who was sitting in a car seat before turning the gun on himself and ending his life Friday morning, according to Miami-Dade police.

The shooting happened outside a Chase Bank branch at the Meadows shopping plaza at 4200 SW 152nd Ave. in West Kendall, said Detective Luis Sierra, a police spokesman.

Around 7:40 a.m., a Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District sergeant rushed to the sound of gunshots at the shopping center, Sierra told reporters during a briefing later in the morning.

When the officer arrived at the bank, he discovered three people dead — a man, a woman and a child.

The preliminary investigation revealed the woman and child were inside a minivan in the Chase’s ATM line.

A man pulled up next to her in an SUV and opened fire, killing the woman and child. He then shot himself, Sierra said.

Police have not released the identities of the trio or their relationship.

“Our prayers go out to the affected families, and Homicide is doing the best they can to solve what had happened,” Sierra said.

The shooting comes a day after a murder-suicide inside a Coral Gables apartment. Police say a 61-year-old man shot and killed his 41-year-old domestic partner, then shot and wounded her 20-year-old son.

If you or someone you know is thinking about self harm, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). It’s available 24/7.

This is a developing story.

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