MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A father of seven was shot and killed overnight in Opa-locka.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
Joseph Gonzalez, 47, was working inside a car in front of his stereo installation business at 2150 Opa-locka Boulevard when he was shot in the head.
“I have no words. I just can’t see it. This is going on in the city, day in, day out, you have to know about these things. This is Opa-locka, this is it man,” said Gonzalez’s distraught father Jose.
Gonzalez’s 20-year-old daughter Gabrielle and her one year old son were in the car at the time of the shooting, neither one was hurt.
Police said the shooting stemmed from an argument Gonzalez had earlier in the evening with a man about some property.
Gonzalez reportedly argued with the man and he left. A short time later a second man showed up to talk about the same property, according to police. He left and then both men returned.
Surveillance video one of the men approach the car while the other lay in wait await the corner of the building until both suddenly open fire on the car.READ MORE: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
“I put him (her son) under the steering wheel and I kind of covered him with my body with me leaning over and that’s the only thing I could do to shield him,” Gabrielle Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said she was in the driver’s seat with her son her her lap, both saw her father’s murder.
“One approached my dad on the passenger side. As he was approaching him the other was standing on the side of the building waiting for the call to come and shoot,” she said. “He shot him through my windshield. I blacked out but the only thing I can do is fend for my son, even if I would have gotten shot or God forbid anything would have happened to me, I saved my son.”
Gonzalez said the men the men, who she didn’t recognize, ran off after the shooting. She believes her dad died because of jealousy.
“They see him profiting, business-wise, cars, music, everything,” she said.
Gonzalez’s sister Geeleen had a message for those took his life.MORE NEWS: ‘Work Gyms’ Helping Remote Employees Be More Productive
“You took away not only a father, you took away a son, a brother, an uncle, a hard working man that loved his family, he did everything for his family, no matter what, and I hope you are brought to justice and put in prison for the rest of your life,” she said.