SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police continue to investigate after one person was shot and killed and another was transported to the hospital, following a shooting in a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood.
Magdiel Hernandez, a 38-year-old AAA contractor, was killed along Southwest 99th Street and 87th Court while attending to a service call, Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Hernandez’s uncle, Roberto Flavio. “He’s a very good guy, good service-minded individual, has been working and doing this for years. I can’t believe it, I’m in shock.”
Hernandez’s family believes he was gunned down near his roadside service truck.
“This man has to be a disgruntled kind of guy to do what he did,” said one family member.
Detectives said the victim was shot multiple times after an argument with another man, believed to be in his 60s, that occurred around 3 p.m.
The other man was uncooperative with police when they arrived and requested to be transported to the hospital. He was transported to Baptist Hospital for medical care.
No arrests have been made.
“We want him to get the medical attention he wanted, and as soon as they’re done, trust me, the investigators are going to ask him all the questions,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome
AAA realeased a statement saying, “We are profoundly saddened by this tragic incident that took place today. On behalf of all of us at AAA, our heartfelt condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends during this most difficult time. Eliminating deaths and injuries on our roadways are top priorities for AAA. This incident was reported to the police who have begun an investigation. AAA will cooperate fully with any [and] all police investigations.”
Hernandez’s co-workers offered their support at the scene.
“I play basketball with him,” said Hernandez’s co-worker Victor Cazanas. “Good friend, good friend.”
The body was taken away almost seven hours after the shooting occurred.
If you have any information on this fatal shooting, 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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