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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Officers in Miami Beach are investigating a deadly shooting.
Police say they responded to 14th Street and Collins Avenue just before midnight.
That’s where they found a man who had been shot multiple times.
He later died at the hospital.
“I heard, it sounded like six to ten pops, I thought it was firecrackers,” said a witness. “Then I heard somebody yell ‘shooter.’ I ran back up the steps. Everybody from that patio that was eating dinner ran into the South Beach plaza and took cover. One guy yelled ‘can we get these doors locked?’
Authorities are still looking for the shooter.
Police say the victim and the shooter were involved in some kind of confrontation prior to shots being fired. They are asking the shooter to come forward to provide his side of the story.
Early Sunday afternoon, police said they are holding off on identifying the victim until family has been notified.
They say he is a local, 33-year-old Hispanic male.
Additionally, police say the victim was well known to officers who patrol the area due to a history of arrests for petty offenses as well as aggravated battery, narcotics sales and possession, and armed robbery.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.