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4 dead following South Florida shooting, chase

4:01 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Four people are dead in South Florida following a shooting and high-speed chase.

Miami-Dade police report that a man shot a woman and her adult daughter Wednesday morning. Police say 51-year-old Vivian Gallego Martinez died at the scene, while 28-year-old Anabel Benitezwas died at a nearby trauma center.

The suspect had already fled by the time police arrived, but officers called in a description of his vehicle to initiate a pursuit. An MDPD helicopter followed his SUV into rural southwestern Broward County, where he eventually crashed into another vehicle at an intersection.

The Broward Sheriff's Office reports that the woman driving the other vehicle was ejected and died at the scene. As deputies approached the suspect's SUV, shots were fired and deputies retreated. SWAT teams then surrounded the suspect's vehicle to take him into custody, but he was already dead.

Associated Press

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