MIRAMAR, Fla. – Detectives are investigating after a man was fatally shot early Tuesday morning at the Countyline Shop & Save in Miramar.
According to store owner Eddie Mustafa, two friends were at the store when one pulled out a gun from his waistband very casually and held it while chatting with his friend and leaning on a game machine.
Mustafa said the gun went off and the shooter initially tried to help the victim, but ultimately panicked and fled the scene.
“There was no arguments. They were friends. They were standing side by side and it seems like it was just an accidental thing,” Mustafa said.
It took place before 5 a.m. at the store off County Line Road, Miramar police say. An adult male hit by the gunfire died at Memorial Regional Hospital a short time later.
Mustafa said the shooter appeared to try to take the victim to the car, but then, realizing he was too heavy, “he left him, and I guess he got spooked.”
Authorities have not released the names of the men involved.
Mustafa said the victim who was killed was a regular at his business and he would like to help the man’s family with the funeral expenses.
If you have any information about the shooting, you are encouraged to call Miramar police at (954) 602-4000.