Man fatally shot in head found in northwest Miami-Dade County

Victim pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally shot in the head Wednesday morning in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.

The shooting occurred near Northwest 26th Avenue and Northwest 103rd Street in the West Little River neighborhood.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said officers arrived to find a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Crime scene technicians spent hours at the scene collecting evidence.

Although police have yet to identify the victim, family members told Local 10 News he was 24 years old and had been at a casino hours before the shooting. They said they don't understand why someone would want to harm him.

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