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Florida International University student shot and killed

Posted at 8:16 AM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-04 08:16:41-05

SWEETWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old Florida International University student near the campus.

Miami-Dade Police said that Michael Nicholas Zaldua died late Friday evening from gunshot wounds.

He was found in a parking garage that adjoins a student apartment complex located a few blocks away from the main university campus.

Police said that witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the parking garage.

FIU officials confirmed that Zaldua was a student.

But Dianne Fernandez, FIU broadcast media manager, put out a statement on Saturday saying that "there is nothing to indicate there is any danger to our FIU community."