NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A store clerk said he was shot at by a man who, three weeks before, yelled at him to, “Get out of my community!”
Employees of a Northwest Miami-Dade market said they were victims of an unmistakable hate crime. “He told us we must leave his community,” said Store Manager Abdulla Monther.
Monther and other employees said the clerk on the job was shot at multiple times by a man captured on surveillance footage. “He came and he told me, ‘You have to get out of my community,’ and I told him, ‘You have to go out of my store.'” said the store clerk who was shot at. “After then, in three weeks, he come back and he come back with a gun.”
Customers said the shooter had visited the store weeks earlier.
The clerk said when the man came back with the gun, he asked, “Who is the boss here?”
The incident took place Sept. 13, just after 9 a.m. Another person was in the store at the time.
The clerk said he feared for his life and felt forced to pull out his own gun, which caused the man to run out of the store but not before he started firing. “One over here, one over here, the third one, it grazed the wall,” said Monther, as he pointed to a sign on the wall riddled with bullet holes.
No one was physically hurt in the shooting, but the shooter was not caught.
The store employees said the man is a hateful shooter. “We’re here to serve them,” Monther said. “We have convenience store to serve the neighborhood. We’re not here to fight nobody, to shoot at nobody, but I don’t know. For some reason he got hate for us.”
Employees said that this incident was not a robbery but a hate crime. Bullets were fired and words were exchanged but nothing was taken.
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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