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2 dead, 2 hurt at possible Miami cockfight

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 10/21/2013 @ 12:55 pm In Diversions,U.S. | No Comments

(MIAMIHERALD) — Police are investigating whether a possible cockfighting ring led to a shooting that left two men dead and two others injured Sunday night in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Gunshots rang out about 7:40 p.m. Sunday behind a yellow home in the 19600 block of Southwest 168th Street, a rural, agricultural area dotted with farms and nurseries. The shootings happened in a structure behind the home, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said.

Investigators say the shooting may have stemmed from a cockfighting ring in the area.

Organizing, betting on or attending cockfights, which flourished in Florida in the 1940s, is outlawed in Miami-Dade. Cockfighting is illegal in all 50 states and considered a felony in 39.

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