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Police ID man killed in shooting at Opa-locka auto body shop

Jose E. Alvarez Martinez, 47, was killed Monday afternoon in a shooting outside an auto body shop in Opa-locka, police say.
Jose E. Alvarez Martinez, 47, was killed Monday afternoon in a shooting outside an auto body shop in Opa-locka, police say. (Miami-Dade Police Department photo)

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – Jose E. Alvarez Martinez, 47, was the man killed Monday afternoon in a shooting outside an auto body shop in Opa-locka, authorities say.

Two people were hit with gunfire in front of Exit 95 Auto Enterprises along the 2300 block of Ali Baba Avenue, near the corner of Northwest 22nd Avenue, police said.

Martinez was taken by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died from his injuries.

Another man shot was taken by ambulance to Aventura Medical Center.

Detectives are still looking for the person or people responsible.

Local 10 News spoke Tuesday with Martinez’s boss, who said he was like family.

The boss said the second man shot worked at a car shop nearby and was hit in the leg.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Detective R. Raphael at (305) 471-2400, or CrimeStoppers at (305) 471-8477.

If a tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

Authorities in Opa-locka are investigating a midday shooting.
Authorities in Opa-locka are investigating a midday shooting.

About the Authors:

Sanela Sabovic joined Local 10 News in September 2012 as an assignment editor and associate producer. In August 2015, she became a full-time reporter and fill-in traffic reporter. Sanela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in radio, television and film from DePaul University.

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.