MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are searching for a man who shot a convenience store clerk multiple times.
The shooting was reported at about 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Shapon Food Mart at 29601 SW 162nd Ave.
The victim, identified as Sikeer Aktaruzzaman, 69, was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition.
A friend who works at a gas station near the victim said Aktaruzzaman has owned the food mart for 13 years and is from Bangladesh. He said Aktaruzzzman opens the store each day and works until noon when his two sons take over.
"It's very unfortunate that it happened because I'm working in the gas station and we're working from day into night," he said.
According to that source, Aktaruzzaman was shot three times and underwent surgery.
One of the victim's sons told Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow that he does not know whether his father was shot during an attempted robbery or whether anything was taken from the store.
Detective also said the motive remains unclear at this time. The gunman was only described by police as a black male.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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