HIALEAH , Fl. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez says the hours-long standoff began around 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday in a five-story building in Hialeah, just a few miles north of Miami.
He says the bodies of most of the victims were found throughout the apartment complex after police arrived. Another man was killed across the street when the gunman allegedly spotted him and took aim.
Rodriguez says the two hostages the man took were unharmed. Before the shootout, police had been able to communicate with the gunman.
Rodriguez says police were still investigating the motive and identifying the gunman and victims. Three of the victims were from one family.