‘Active shooter’ reportedly loose in Miami after setting house on fire

Twitter is buzzing with reports of an “active shooter” on the loose in Miami, Fla. The suspect is reported to have fired at police with what is said to be an automatic weapon, and he apparently lit his own home on fire. The public is being warned to stay inside.


A machine gun? Let’s call that an unconfirmed report for now.

Some are quick to draw connections to Christopher Dorner, especially given that a burning house is involved.

Twitchy will keep you updated if more details become available.


Update: Police are searching for three men.


*Editor’s note: 2 a.m. EST. This post was edited to remove a featured image that was not of the fire at the Miami shooting scene.



  • Jack Deth

    Welcome the first Dorner copy cat wannabe!

    He’ll be dead before sunrise.

  • ehm

    Ummmh… question… How come these tweets are like 1:43 am Feb 20 when it is 8:42pm Feb 19 central time right now where I am?

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      Tweets are timestamped as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

    • TJ

      They are timed at UTC. ET is -5 UTC. Might be done by tweeter when they embed. When you go to the status page it show time of tweet in proper time zone.

  • peteee363

    sounds like a mess in miami, i wonder if those are legal registered weapons these guys are shooting? something tells me they are fast and furious weapons.

  • Kevin Post

    WSVN-TV ‏@wsvn

    UPDATE: Police were conducting a narcotics investigation around 154th Ave. & 57th St. in SW Miami-Dade. They exchanged gunfire with 3 men

  • Kevin Post

    WSVN-TV ‏@wsvn

    UPDATE #2: The subjects took off on foot after the gunfire w/ police. 1 of them might be injured. They might be armed w/ automatic weapons.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I’m sure they probably filled out the NFA paperwork and got the $200 stamps

  • Maxx

    The Miami Herald down here is reporting the following….prepare to laugh yer ass off folks:

    “As police approached the home, the three men inside opened fire on the officers using automatic, possibly high-powered, weapons.”

    as opposed to automatic, low-powered what…..super soakers?

    Liberal journalists and scary black guns. The laughs never stop.

    • Kingofthehill

      Media BS… id bet the farm they are not “Automatic Weapons”… blah blah blah.. Go figure, drug dealers have guns… I bet they weren’t legally purchased either.

    • TheKingJAK

      If referring to an AR-15, it certainly isn’t high-powered at all. Your average hunting rifle is far more powerful.

      • Maxx

        As I’m sure you know, an AR-15 isn’t an automatic. I referenced the redundancy and Pavlovian mindset of liberal journalists who continue to assume anything that goes “bang” is an “automatic, high-powered” weapon.

        • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

          Call 1-888-BUTT-HURT, internet armchair armorer!

  • MohammedTheTeddyBear

    Quick, where’s MICHAEL WESTON?!?

  • marcellucci

    Every time a nut snaps, a Feinstein gets her wings…..
    I wonder how many people in that neighborhood wished they were armed, eh Dianne?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      I think that’s Debbie WashedupWoman-Schultz’s district… (?) Jawamax 8<{D}