A woman was shot to death early Thursday morning behind a gas station in Allapattah, according to Miami police.
“By the time police responded, she was found dead,” Officer Yelitza Cedano said.
The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. in an alleyway behind a 24-hour Sunoco gas station at 980 NW 36th St., Cedano said.
Police do not know the name or age of the victim but described the suspect as a black male last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
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A $3,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooting.
Across the street, a small crowd of people who live and work in the area gathered at a breakfast counter to watch police investigate.
One man who lives in the area said he heard gunshots early in the morning and came out to see what happened.
“I see someone lying on the ground there and I told the clerk to call 911,” said the man, who did not want to give his name. He said the victim appeared to have been shot in the head.
Outside the mini-mart, a yellow bike lay on its side next to an evidence marker.
UPDATE: This story has been updated with the latest police description of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300.