CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - An argument inside of a Publix supermarket in Coral Gables took a violent turn, leaving a man dead, police said.

According to Coral Gables Police, the victim and another man got into an argument while waiting in the lottery ticket line, Saturday. That’s when one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other man, killing him.

The incident happened at around 6:15 p.m. at the Publix located at 106 Ponce de Leon Blvd.

“Very, very crazy, because I’m at that Publix at least four times a week,” said a resident. “It’s very alarming, like, you never know, so a small altercation, which is very common in Miami, it can lead to you not returning home.”

The grocery store closed down for the night following the incident, but it reopened Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for Publix issued a statement that reads, “Our thoughts are with those who are impacted by this tragedy. We are cooperating with the local law enforcement. Since this is an active police investigation, we cannot confirm any additonal details.”

The motivation behind the shooting remains under investigation.

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