A math teacher was killed at a South Miami-Dade home Friday by a gunman who took his own life, Miami-Dade police say.
Tuesday, Miami-Dade police confirmed that the gunman in the triple shooting was the husband of Maria Cruz de la Cruz, a teacher at Doral Academy K-8 Charter.
After a 4:20 p.m. call brought police to a Palmetto Estates home in the 9900 block of Southwest 165th Terrace, they found a man who had shot himself in the head. A gun was on the ground next to him.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took Cruz and a man who survived the shooting to Jackson South Medical Center while police began investigating the tragedy as a murder-suicide.
A GoFundMe set up by the school says Cruz also is a mother of two daughters.
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