Man dies after being shot inside car in Miami Beach

A man was fatally shot while driving Thursday morning in Miami Beach, authorities confirmed.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A man was fatally shot while driving Thursday morning in Miami Beach, authorities confirmed.

According to Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez, someone called 911 just after 3 a.m. to report a possible shooting in the area of 14th Street and Collins Avenue.

He said officers arrived to the area to find a male inside of a Nissan Sentra with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he died.

Cameras inside a building in the area show the headlights of the victim’s vehicle before debris can be seen flying across the room.

The images were taken moments after the car smashed into a pole outside of FL Café.

A Local 10 News crew was in the area later in the morning as the Nissan remained at the scene, surrounded by crime scene tape.

Authorities believe the victim was stopped at a red light at the intersection when he was hit by the bullet.

Rodriguez said the shooter fled the scene in a dark, four-door vehicle.

Collins Avenue was temporarily closed between 13th and 14th Streets as investigators processed the scene.

Crime scene technicians could be seen dusting the car for possible fingerprints. Among the clues left behind were a cell phone and a portable charger.

Police have not revealed any information into a possible motive behind the gunfire, but detectives did say they believe it was a targeted shooting.

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


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