Investigation ongoing after man fatally shot in Overtown

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood that left one man dead.

MIAMI – Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood that left one man dead.

The shooter, or shooters, are still on the run.

At the scene early Sunday morning, what appeared to be the victim’s bicycle could be observed sitting on the sidewalk with several dozen yellow evidence markers surrounding it.

The shooting happened around midnight near Northwest Third Avenue and 11th Street, just steps away from Frederick Douglas Elementary School.

Police investigating fatal overnight shooting in Overtown

According to investigators, officers first responded there for a ShotSpotter gunfire detection alert.

When they arrived, they found one man, possibly in his 20s, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

While initial reports indicated two gunman may have ambushed the victim, detectives have yet to confirm that.

For now, officers say the motive in this case remains under investigation.

Lakeycia Cooper Garcia owns Lollipops and Gumdrops, a beauty salon for children located in the same area where the shooting occurred.

“I have no words. I woke up this morning literally in tears,” Garcia said. “My phone was blowing up because everyone was trying to make sure we were OK.”

She said she is now thinking of moving her business.

“Having something like this happen, it’s not good at all,” she said. “I’m just really distraught by it.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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