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Miramar Police ID Male Found Shot To Death In Condo Parking Lot

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A man was found shot to death Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a Miramar condo.

"It's crazy because, like I said, we don't have that here. It's very shocking that somebody got killed right here in front of the building," said Helena Toussaint.

The man's body was found in the front parking lot of the Foxcroft Condominiums at S Douglas Road near Miramar Parkway.

"Shortly after 3 a.m. we received multiple 911 calls from residents in the area who heard gunfire. Our units circulated the area and located a suspicious vehicle that had jumped a curb and was parked in an unusual manner. Inside that vehicle, unfortunately, a deceased male was found," said Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues.

Rues said the victim, who appears to be a young adult, was found dead in the driver's seat.

"We have located dozens of casings," she said.

The windows of the car had been shot out and there were bullet holes in the doors.

Rues said the man was the only person in the vehicle and he did not have ID on him. Rues also said police were trying to obtain a search warrant to scour the car for clues. It was towed from the scene.

Late Tuesday evening, Miramar PD told CBS4's Peter D'Oench that the victim had been identified. However, police won't release a name until next of kin has been notified.

Toussaint said she was stunned to learn what had happened.

"There was a body in the car. The car had hit the gate, like they tried to get out of the gate, but when you see what type of gate it is, they couldn't have gotten out of the gate like that," she said.

The car was a rental but it was not rented in South Florida.

Residents of the condo are coming up with their own theories as to what happened.

"It looked like somebody had already killed him and it kept rolling until it hit the gate," said Toussaint. "If you live over here, you know that you can't get out no other way but the front way. The same way you come in is the same way you have to get out."

There are security cameras at the complex which may provide investigators clues as to who was behind the shooting.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. If you'd like to submit an anonymous tip, contact Broward County Crimes Stoppers (954) 493-TIPS (8477).


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