Two men killed in 24-hour period in Opa-locka shootings

 

ldixon@MiamiHerald.com

Two men were shot and killed in separated incidents in Opa-locka a mile apart, police said.

Miami-Dade homicide detectives are still investigating both incidents, which occurred in a 24-hour period. No arrests have been made.

The most recent incident took place early Thursday at 13220 Northwest 30th Avenue, when a man and his girlfriend sitting in their parked car were struck by gunfire from a drive-by assailants.

Officers initially responded to a shots fired call at about 2:50 a.m. and found the man, David Boothe, 27, and the unidentified woman in the vehicle both suffering with gunshot wounds. Booth died at the scene; his girlfriend was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Frank Boothe told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that his son, who lives with him, was sitting in the car talking to friends.

“I heard gunshots. I ran out,” he said. He fond his son dead on the passenger seat. “The window was shot and he laid there lifeless.”

The wounded woman was treated and released.

The second incident was Wednesday about 4:30 p.m. when, Miguel Pilotos, 71, was shot and killed by a robber who ambushed him in the parking lot of the Top Value Supermarket at 13931 NW 27th Ave. Pilotos was taken to Ryder Trauma where he died.

Witnesses told police that the suspect got away on a bicycle and was described as wearing a black shirt and gray camouflage shorts.

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