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Police following lead in fatal shooting outside the Aventura LA Fitness

Aventura police are looking for a white Mercedes hatchback in connection with a shooting Friday night that left one man dead in the parking lot of this popular LA Fitness at 3455 NE 207th St.
Aventura police are looking for a white Mercedes hatchback in connection with a shooting Friday night that left one man dead in the parking lot of this popular LA Fitness at 3455 NE 207th St. Provided to the Miami Herald

Aventura police are looking for a white Mercedes hatchback in connection with a shooting Friday night that left one man dead in the parking lot of a popular LA Fitness.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the health club at 3455 NE 207th St. at 11:35 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot outside the gym.

On Saturday, Aventura police identified the victim as Omar Darwish, 18.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue pronounced Darwish dead at the scene. Aventura police are not releasing any more details as the investigation continues.

Aventura police tape parking lot
Police tape remained on the ground at the Aventura LA Fitness Saturday morning hours after the body of a man who’d been shot was found in the parking lot Friday night, Jan. 19, 2018. Provided to the Miami Herald

The club was open as usual Saturday. Zumba and kickboxing classes and the weight room bustled with activity. The only sign that something had happened hours earlier was the discarded yellow police tape in the parking area.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting is asked to call the Aventura Police Department at 305-466-8999 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 (TIPS).

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