A 23-year-old man was shot in a Little Havana apartment Wednesday, said police, who have not named a suspect.
Daylin Forte cried in the backseat of a police car after learning that the father of her son – who she identified as Robert Cantillo – was shot inside of an apartment at 922 SW 2nd St.
"They shot him. He had been with our son. It was our son's birthday,” Forte said in Spanish.
Cantillo was spending the day with his son, who turned 3 on Wednesday, but for whatever reason came to the apartment where he was killed. Miami Police said another person accompanied Cantillo to the apartment.
"He lives far from here, I can't believe he's gone,” said his friend and his child’s aunt, Dayany Prieto.
She said Cantillo had been shot before and survived.
"I think they set him up because he's not going to come here to get shot. He was with people,” she said.
Police said Cantillo was shot several times. The motive is unknown at this point, but to determine that police are talking to a group of about four people who were inside the apartment during the shooting, police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.
Detectives are still looking for the man who showed up to the apartment with the victim.
"The person of interest has more information they can provide us,” Reyes said.
He is a young man who may have left in a beige or gold vehicle, according to police.