Man found shot to death inside Miami condominium building

Police stand guard near elevators, entrance in search for shooter

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Alex Finnie - Reporter, Andrew Perez - Reporter

MIAMI - A man was found shot to death at a luxury condominium building in Miami.

Miami police said the man's body was found about 1:30 a.m. inside one of the units at the 601 Blue condominiums, 601 NE 36th St., near the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

An employee at the high-rise building told Local 10 News reporter Alex Finnie that there was some sort of commotion involving a tenant who called the office. A short time later, shots were heard.

Vincent Tubiana has lived in the building for six years. He said security has always been tight.

"You can't get in here without having your photograph taken," he said.

People who knew the victim said his family lives in Philadelphia and he has been living in Miami for a while selling high-end jewelry. 

"He was a really sweet guy. Everyone knows him. No one deserves this," neighbor Elizabeth Dallman said. 

Police don't know if the shooter lives in the building or was a visitor.

"We have officers stationed at each of the elevators and at the front door just to make sure that, if there is an offender inside the building, he or she doesn't get out," Officer Michael Vega said.

The victim's friends told Local 10 News that nothing appeared to have been stolen from the man's apartment, but authorities have not confirmed that.

The victim's name is being withheld at this time as authorities work to notify his next-of-kin. 

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

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