Woman found shot to death behind Miami gas station

MIAMI (WSVN) - A homicide investigation is underway after a woman’s body was found with bullet wounds behind a Miami gas station.

The woman was shot in the face, and her body was stashed behind the Sunoco gas station, which is open 24/7, at Northwest 36th Street and 10th Avenue.

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 2:30 a.m., Thursday. “It appears that the female was shot several times around the face area,” said City of Miami Police officer Yelitza V. Cedano. “The suspect description is a black male last seen wearing khaki pants and a gray shirt.”

7’s Skyforce HD flew over the scene as police investigated. “PD responded. The female was already found in the back of the gas station, already deceased,” Cedano said.

Authorities said it was an employee who called 911. It remains unknown if there were any customers present at the time of the shooting.

While officials have not yet released the victim’s identity, officials said the victim is a black female.

The body was found in an area behind the station where surveillance cameras are installed. Investigators are trying to find out if any of those cameras was able to capture a clue to this murder.

A bicycle could be seen leaning up against a curb, marked off by police as part of the investigation. Officials said it was there when the shooting happened, but they do not know who it belongs to.

A man showed up on the scene to see if he knew the victim, as word of the shooting got around. That man told 7News he was concerned for a family member he had not heard from in a while, but after talking to police, he confirmed it was not her.

Police have since removed the body from the scene, Thursday morning. Investigators, however, returned to the scene in the afternoon to look for more information about who was behind this fatal shooting.

If you have any information on this homicide, 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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