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On Sunday, one person was shot and killed at a Miami-Dade Jewish center in what police and the center said appeared to be an act of “domestic violence.” 

The center assured that there was no threat to the Jewish community and that the suspect was taken into custody. “Earlier today, there was a shooting at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center with one fatality. Miami-Dade Police have confirmed it is being investigated as a domestic issue. The suspected gunman has been arrested, and police have indicated there is no known threat to the Jewish community,”  the JCC said in a statement.

Thankfully, years of drills and numerous safety protocols ensured the safety of our members, staff, and community,” the statement said, adding that: “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”

According to a police spokesperson, the suspect had apparently shot his wife as she was identified as the victim. The victim was identified as Shandell Harris, 30. The spokesperson for the police department said she had been at the center for her daughter’s swimming lesson when she was shot by her husband, the girl’s stepfather.

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