Florida City man shot dead during argument

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. (WSVN) — Miami-Dade Police are investigating a shooting in Florida City that left one man dead in Florida City, Sunday morning.

Police responded to the scene of the shooting near Northwest 16th Street and Fifth Avenue. According to the victim’s ex-wife, gunfire broke out after an argument between several people spiraled out of control. She said the man then ran into someone’s backyard, where he collapsed and died.

The man’s ex-wife, who asked not to be identified or show her face on camera, said she was shocked to learn the news. “I was called this morning by my ex-husband’s girlfriend, and he was shot,” she said as she tried to hold back tears. “He didn’t deserve to die. He was a good friend, he was a good husband, he was a good grandfather. He loved his grand kids, he loved his granddaughter. She’s gonna miss him.”

Witnesses said a gray vehicle fled the scene in an unknown direction.

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 $1,000 reward.

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