Instructor shot dead while conducting course at South Florida Range | NewsRadio WFLA

Miami-Dade, FL – A firearms instructor was accidentally shot while conducting a course at a South Florida shooting range Wednesday morning.

Miami-Dade police say the instructor was shot just before 10:30 a.m. at the Trail Glades Range near the intersection of Southwest Eighth Street and Krome Avenue immediately east of the Miccosukee Casino & Resort in West Miami. -Dad.

The instructor was filmed being loaded into an ambulance before being airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Witness Dario Pederajo says the shooting happened in the part of the shooting range used by law enforcement.

Pederajo says officers surrounded the firing range and ordered everyone to lay down their weapons, saying Local 10 News “on the police side, it’s mainly customs and borders (protection), they come on Wednesdays for training. Several police officers came running from the civilian side of the area, where the main office is, and said someone had been shot, stop filming.”

Local law enforcement officers and federal agents were seen gathering at the Ryder Trauma Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the instructor, who works for US Customs and Border Protection, is in critical condition.

Denise W. Whigham