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Murder-Suicide: Florida Teacher Was Shot and Killed, Suspect Turned the Gun to Himself

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Florida teacher was shot and killed in a murder-suicide incident. (Photo: Yahoo)

A Florida teacher was shot and killed inside a home before the suspect turned the gun to himself to commit suicide.

Florida teacher

Florida teacher was shot and killed in a murder-suicide incident. (Photo: Yahoo)

Florida Teacher Was Shot and Killed

A Florida teacher identified as Maria Cruz de la Cruz, 51 years old, was shot and killed inside a home located at  Palmetto Estates, located south of Miami, at around 4: 20 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The Miami-Dade Police Department announced and confirmed the incident.

In a published article in FOX News, another man also got injured in the shooting incident. They were both transported to the Jackson South Medical Center for treatment but the Florida teacher was announced dead due to the severe injuries.

Meanwhile, the police authorities did not reveal the identity of the suspect who killed himself after shooting the victims. An investigation is currently ongoing to solve the case and to know the motive of the crime.

READ ALSO: Teen In Georgia Dies After He Fatally Shot A Police K-9 Officer

Doral Academy Released a Statement

According to a published report in the New York Post, the Florida teacher taught at Doral Academy K-8 Charter School in Doral, Florida, for 10 years when the shooting incident happened.

Doral Academy Principal Eleonora Cuesta said, “It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the loss of our cherished Ms. Maria Cruz. Her compassion, commitment, and love for her students have left an indelible mark on us all. In these difficult times, our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with her daughters.”

Furthermore, the Doral Academy created a GoFundMe Page to raise money for the daughters of the Florida teacher. The page has already raised $29,000 as of Monday morning.

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