Florida Man Shot After Woman Housemate Met on Dating App Comes to His Home Followed by Armed Men

Florida police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Miramar on Wednesday after a man invited a woman he met on a dating app to his apartment.

Investigators say the incident took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. at the Montclair apartment complex, in the 2900 block of Southwest 120th Terrace. The woman, who has not been named by police, is believed to have arrived with company.

Authorities said two men turned up at the address after the woman arrived. During a physical altercation, the man who invited her to the apartment was assaulted, and his roommate sustained a gunshot wound.

Miramar Police spokesperson Tania Rues said: "One victim had contacted the female suspect through a dating app, and they were supposed to meet.

"She arrived at the home, and shortly thereafter, two other individuals arrived as well.
Instead of just a hookup, it turned into a home invasion robbery. The word of caution here is don't invite strangers to your home. Unfortunately, we understand that people are quarantined, they may be lonely. These are just dangerous situations."

The roommate who was shot was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital and is expected to recover. The second victim was treated at the scene.

Officers said they were able to obtain surveillance footage from outside the victims' apartment that recorded the sound of multiple gunshots. The armed men and woman fled the scene. It currently remains unclear if anything from the home was stolen.

Rues has been contacted for additional comment by Newsweek.

Police investigators have contacted the dating application, which was not identified by name, in an attempt to track down the suspects. No images of the woman or her two suspected accomplices have been released by law enforcement.

Local residents of the Montclair apartment complex were left alarmed by the news. One resident, Joanna Pellquin, told WSVN in an interview: "I'm shocked, really, because nothing like that has ever happened in this neighborhood.

"This is a very weird time. People don't know what to do with themselves and so we make poor decisions if we don't have the guidance to keep us from not doing that."

Anyone with information about the home invasion or the suspects has been asked to contact police or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Home invasion is classified as a felony in the state and penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime, Florida legal outfit Valcarcel Law explains on its website. First-degree felony can result in up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

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