The SoFlo Scoop: Former trainer opens fire at Equinox; Bomb threat at Disney on Ice; Heat keeps playoff hopes alive

2017-04-10T06:40:52+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, April 10. Miami is expected to have a high of 79 and low of 71 with partly cloudy skies; Key West will also be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will see mostly cloudy skies early in the day with a high of 78 and a low of 71, while those in Naples will have mostly sunny skies and a high of 84 and a low of 64. Time to get smart fast:

  • Two people were killed at the Equinox fitness center in Coral Gables on April 8 after a former trainer at the gym opened fire. Authorities say Abeku Wilson was fired from Equinox earlier that day for work place violence, and the 33 year old returned with a gun and fired multiple shots. The two supervisors he fatally shot were Janine Ackerman and Marios Hortis, and Wilson then pointed the gun at himself and took his own life. Miami Herald
  • The crowd at “Disney on Ice” evacuated American Airlines Arena on Saturday after police received a call from a man claiming to have a bomb at the event. Miami police reported with their bomb squad and K-9 units to search the premises. Attendees were allowed back into the building after receiving an all-clear from the authorities. 7 News Miami
  • The Miami Heat kept their postseason hopes alive with a 106-103 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. James Johnson gave Miami a lead with 11.9 seconds to go, and the Wizards were unable to score on their final possessions. Hassan Whiteside led the way with 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who have another tough test in their next game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sun-Sentinel
  • A brush fire in west Broward County on Friday led officials to recommend that Miami-Dade County residents remain indoors due to smoke and ash in the air. The fire had burned over 4,800 acres, and forced a Red Flag Warning for all of South Florida until Friday night. Local 10
  •  The Miami Marlins placed starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique injury on Sunday. Hechavarria has 4 hits in 20 at bats so far this season, and rookie infielder J.T. Riddle was called up to the active roster from AAA New Orleans in his place. Miami Herald

 — Jacob Spiwak, South Florida News Service