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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018 2:45 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Fri Nov 9, 2018.

The local area experienced two homicides within a 24 hour period, Tuesday afternoon and the early morning of Wednesday.

Homestead Police received numerous calls on Tuesday around 2:40 pm, reporting shots fired and a domestic disturbance at a townhouse located at 2853 SE 1st Drive, off 152nd Ave in Homestead.

Police responded and found an adult male inside the townhouse, approximately 50 years of age, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. The deceased lived at the home. Miami-Dade Police Detective Lee Cowart noted that no suspects are in custody and that the investigation is ongoing. Cowart stated that there is no threat to the community.

At 3 am on Wednesday morning, Florida City Police responded to a call reporting a person shot at NW 1st St and 9th Ave. in Florida City.

They responded and found a man in the street, deceased from an apparant gun shot wound. Miami-Dade Police have identified the victim as Joseph Arrasola, 23, of Florida City.

Miami-Dade Police are requesting the public’s help. Call the Miami-Dade Homicide Dept. at 305-471-2400. Or to leave an anonymous tip call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Tips to Crime Stoppers could qualify for a cash reward.

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