Man Fatally Shot on Bus Bench in Miami: Police

A separate shooting occurred on Northwest 2nd Court, police said

By Justin Finch
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:50 PM EDT
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A man was fatally shot as he sat on a bus bench Wednesday, Miami Police said. Police spokeswoman Officer Kenia Reyes and witness Ariel Gomez spoke about the case.

A man was fatally shot as he sat on a bus bench Wednesday, Miami Police said. Police spokeswoman Officer Kenia Reyes and witness Ariel Gomez spoke about the case.

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A man was fatally shot as he sat on a bus bench Wednesday, Miami Police said.

"That victim tried to go for help, but he collapsed in the midst of trying to go for help on the street," Miami Police spokeswoman Officer Kenia Reyes said.

He died while attempting to cross Northwest 36th Street, police said. The victim, a white Hispanic male in his mid-30s, was gunned down near Northwest 14th Avenue, said police, who responded at about 5:30 p.m.

"There was a man that was sitting at the bus stop, when he was approached by a black man armed with a gun," Reyes said.

Reyes said the shooter is believed to be in his early 20's, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt. After the shooting, she said, he casually fled the scene heading north on to 15th Avenue.

At the crime scene, Miami Police shut down 36th Street between 14th and 15th avenues, combing for clues like bullet shells. Authorities even stopped a city bus in hopes its surveillance cameras could help crack the case.

“We don't know if the video aboard that bus actually caught the crime unfold,” Reyes said.

Surveillance cameras near the scene will be checked as well. Police said nothing is out of the question for a motive.

That's why they're appealing to the public.

“It's a shame today that we have to report bad news; but time and time again, we are telling people to help us,” Reyes said.

Separately, a person was also shot at 1829 NW 2nd Court in Miami on Wednesday, police said. No other details on that incident were available.

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