Body found in parking lot of Advanced Auto Parts in northwest Miami-Dade

Victim had been shot, police say

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating after a body was found Sunday morning in the parking lot of an Advanced Auto Parts store in northwest Miami-Dade.

Employees at the business at 15090 NW Seventh Ave. told Local 10 News reporter Parker Branton they came in to work around 8:30 a.m. and found the body.

Police later confirmed that the victim had been shot. 

"Scary, because it's something everyday. Every day it's something," John Joseph said. 

Joseph said he frequents the area and the auto parts store, and came up to find the active investigation Sunday morning. 

"I saw a lot of police over there, but I don't know what's going on," he said.

The store remained closed Sunday afternoon as crime scene tape was wrapped around the building.

Miami-Dade police were seen searching for clues in the parking lot, along with the bushes along the road and walking in and out of the store. 

The victim's identity has not been released.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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