Family Seeks Justice for Murdered Blues Singer

Lindbirg Clark was killed on July 28 after buying a lottery ticket

Linbirg Clark bought a lottery ticket every morning at the same market, but on July 28, his luck ran out, his family said.

Clark walked into the 54th Street Market in Miami, came out of the store and moments later was gun downed, police said. 

Miami-Dade police say Clark was shot several times outside the market just before 7 a.m.

But family members and detectives want to know who would want to kill an elderly blues singer?

Police said Clark's wallet and money weren't taken. His Cadillac was also left at the scene.

But no one has said what happened to the lottery ticket Clark scratched off inside the store.

"I don't understand how a 74-year-old man could be killed so senselessly. He didn't deserve this," Laticha Ellison, Clark's niece, said through tears.  "If you asked for anything, he would give it to you."

Det. Mike Scott  would not discussed whether or not the lotto ticket Clark bought that day was taken from him.

Scott added that two men were caught on surveillance video fleeing from the scene. The men were seen heading west on NW 54th Street.

The surveillance video was provided to police from a nearby home. Miami Dade police are hoping that someone will call them with a tip.

Ellison had a message for the people responsible.

"If you are bold enough to take someone's life, you should be bold enough to walk into the police department and turn yourself in," she said.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Miami Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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