New York tourist killed in Miami Beach shooting

Police search for 3 men in connection with shooting

MAIMI BEACH, Fla. – A tourist from New York died Sunday after being shot near the News Cafe in Miami Beach, police said.

The shooting took place before 7 a.m. near Eighth Street and Ocean Drive.

Witnesses said the victim, identified Monday as Lavon Walker, 30, was shot multiple times. Walker was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

"There was a lady. She was a nurse. She had blond hair. She said, 'I'm a nurse,' and she volunteered to come and help the man," Bert Richards said. "The other people who were around kind of helped secure the scene." 

Meanwhile, yellow crime scene tape greeted bystanders and breakfast-goers Sunday morning as they passed by the area. 

Miami Beach police are searching for three men who they believe are responsible for the shooting. Police said the men fled in a newer-model, white, Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows. 

"At this point, our detectives are still trying to piece together what led up to this incident," Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. "Unfortunately, we don't have too many details to share with the public."

Several people were interviewed by police Sunday, and one man said he knew the victim well. 

"They killed my friend," he said. 

Rodriguez said a motive for the shooting is not yet known.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.