Man found fatally shot in car parked behind Miami high school

MIAMI (WSVN) - A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found fatally shot inside of a car parked behind a Miami high school.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 14th Street, after a 911 call came in around 4 a.m., Tuesday.

Police said a witness found the victim with gunshot wounds sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver sedan, parked behind Booker T. Washington Senior High School.

7Skyforce flew over the scene shortly after, where the victim’s body was covered by a tarp, lying next to the sedan.

According to officials, the victim is a black male in his 30s. However, he has not yet been identified.

“Right now, we have very minimal information,” said Miami Police Lieutenant Freddie Cruz. “It’s a puzzle that we’re putting together. We’re asking the community, please, if someone heard something or saw something, please come forward … so we can apprehend the person or person’s responsible for this brutal crime.”

As detectives worked to figure out a motive, crime scene investigators gathered evidence throughout the morning, taking pictures in and around the sedan at the center of the investigation.

“We are talking to people that were on the scene in the early hours, but we’re still gathering information,” explained Cruz. “Anything is possible at this moment, and we’re not sure what the motive was.”

The sedan has since been towed away.

Students arriving to school in the morning were instructed to use a different entrance while detectives investigated. Although the body was discovered near the school, police confirmed the incident has no connection to the school.

“He was shot on 14th Street, just east of Seventh Avenue, behind the school,” said Cruz, “but it is not associated with the school at all. ”

Northwest 14th Street was shut down between Third Avenue and Seventh Avenue as police investigated, causing drivers to reroute throughout the morning.

These roads have since reopened.

If you have any information on this murder, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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