MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “I’ve been waiting for you.” Those are the words, according to a CBS4 News source, that a gunman said just before shooting and killing another man at a northwest Miami-Dade gas station and an injuring an innocent bystander who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It was about 9:20 Friday morning at a Valero gas station and convenience store on Northwest 22nd Avenue and 90th Street in Miami-Dade when murder and mayhem came to call.
One man was shot dead inside the store.
Another man was wounded and taken to Ryder Trauma Center.
The wounded man was an employee of the store, according to relatives at Ryder Trauma, who declined to speak on camera or give his name out of fear of retaliation.
A law enforcement source tells CBS4 News a gunman entered the store, walked up to one victim and told him, “I’ve been waiting for you.”
He then opened fire, fatally wounding the man, one shot hitting him in the head.
The law enforcement source said the dead man had recently been released from jail.
The other man, according to family and the CBS4 News source, was an innocent bystander. He is an employee who was on break.
Family members said the survivor did not even know the man who was killed.
They fear their relative’s name and face will be made public.
“We’re afraid that whoever did this will come back to finish him off,” said the wounded victim’s sister, who declined to give her name.
He is expected to pull through.
The shooter, and a possible accomplice or accomplices, are believed to have taken off in a gray or silver Pontiac.