FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A 7-Eleven clerk was shot and killed in Oakland Park early Monday after an argument in the store spilled out into the parking lot.
It happened a little after 12 a.m. at Oakland Park Boulevard and NE 6th Avenue.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says no arrests had been made as of early Monday evening.
“Everyone stayed here and is cooperating,” said BSO Seargent Donald Prichard.
As detectives looked for bullet casings and snapped photos, witnesses say tempers boiled over When a woman tried to buy a 99-cent cigar.
“Apparently, she didn’t have her ID,” said Erick Gerardo.
The store remained closed for the day.
In the afternoon, co-workers could be seen gathering inside with the manager.
Longtime customers Debbie Kurz and Kathleen Newell dropped off flowers.
“We wanted to pay our respects for this to happen. It’s sad,” said Kurz.
The 7-Eleven Corporation released a statement which reads:
“The safety and well-being of 7-Eleven Franchisees and customers is of utmost importance. Our hearts are with the victim and their family. We are gathering information and working with local law enforcement.
Every 7-Eleven store in the United States is equipped with security surveillance cameras so we can improve the safety of customers, store employees and Franchisees, and aid law enforcement officials in their pursuit of criminals.”