1 dead in fatal shooting outside NW Miami-Dade gas station

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting at a gas station in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Police responded to reports of shots fired near a Speedway along Northwest 167th Street and Second Avenue, near the Golden Glades Interchange, just after 1:50 a.m., Wednesday.

Family members identified the victim as 26-year-old Timothy King.

“It was very scary. I could’ve gotten shot. I thought I got shot,” said witness Jeoffrey Nicholas.

Nicholas said he was delivering gasoline to the gas station when he heard four to five shots ring out.

“You hear the shots, and you just react. I just jumped. I was switching the hose, dropping the gas and dropping the hose as I jumped in the truck. That’s all I did,” he said.

Officers said when they arrived on the scene, they found the victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where the body of the deceased individual could be seen covered by a yellow tarp.

Relatives of the victim could be seen distraught at the scene.

The witness said he didn’t get a clear picture of what was going on. All he could do was flee to safety.

“I was just trying to run, man. That’s all,” Nicholas said.

King leaves behind an infant daughter.

Crime scene investigators worked to gather evidence from the shooting through the morning.

The gas station and another nearby parking lot were blocked off but have since reopened.

Police have not revealed a motive or named any suspects in the shooting.

If you have any information on this 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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