At least 1 dead after shooting near mall in South Florida

(CNN) - One person is dead and two wounded after a shooting Saturday at the upscale Shops at Merrick Park mall in Coral Cables, Florida, officials said.

"The scene is secure and no one is in danger at this time", Zabaleta said.

Both were transported Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where Ackerman later died, a police source told The Miami Herald. "The general manager and one of the trainers were shot".

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Anais Michelle said she was walking into the mall with her mother when she saw people coming down from the third level, some crying about a shooting at the gym.

"I had just left Equinox", gym member Shed Boren told the paper. "There was a dance class of 40 people if he wanted to do that".

Police responded to the Shops at Merrick Park in Coral Gables around 1 p.m.

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The Coral Gables Fire Rescue Department reported two suffered gunshot wounds at the Equinox Fitness Club.

The Coral Gables Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department surrounded the mall at 358 San Lorenzo Avenue. A former Miami city commissioner and client of Wilson's says Wilson was the most popular trainer at the gym.

"A woman ran in who had been at Equinox and said she had heard three to four shots and that there was man in a pool of blood, " said Lily Kubli, a designer at Artefacto, a Brazilian furniture store in the mall. He said the mall was closed until Sunday.

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Equinox said in a statement that is was working with authorities.


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