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Man killed in Opa-locka shooting, police say

Police are investigating a shooting in Northwest Miami Dade (WPLG)

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A man was shot and killed on Friday in Opa-locka, police said.

Opa-locka police officers responded about 6:35 p.m. to an area outside of the Triangle Smoke Shop at 14975 NW 22 Ave., near Magnolia Park. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel found the man dead.

Detective Lee Cowart, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the Opa-Locka Police Department requested Miami-Dade’s assistance.

Miami-Dade homicide detectives assumed the lead role in the investigation, Cowart said. They are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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