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Man's head grazed by bullet outside strip mall in Little Haiti

Police: Victim alert while transported to JMH

MIAMI – A man was rushed to the hospital after he was grazed in the head by a bullet Thursday morning in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

The shooting happened just before 9:30 a.m. outside a strip mall at 8245 NE 2nd Avenue.

Police said someone opened fire in front of a cluster of stores and one bullet grazed Ronald Giordani, 46, in the head.

Witnesses told Local 10 News that Giordani owns Trois Rivieres Botanica, a Haitian voodou shop. They described him as a "nice guy" and said he was shot right outside his business.

Authorities said Giordani was alert and talking with fire rescuers as he was being taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Police placed more than two dozen evidence markers at the scene and bullet holes could be seen on cars and windows. One man who owns a glass shop in the shopping plaza said he heard everything.

"I was inside when I heard the shots and I ran out," said the store owner who did not want to be identified. "When I see the guy is running here, I went back to my store."

"How many people did you see running away?" asked Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon.

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"It was just one, but he had a car here waiting for him," said the man.

Police have not released any specific information about that car or the person responsible, but said the shooter is still on the loose.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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