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Botanica owner grazed in head by bullet in Little Haiti

A man was taken to the hospital after he was grazed in the head by a bullet Thursday afternoon in Little Haiti, Miami police said.

Officer Kenia Fallat said the shooting happened outside a strip mall at 8245 NE Second Ave. The center includes a mini-market, a botanica, a glass and mirror shop and a barbershop.

The unidentified victim was alert and talking when he was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Jean Clement, a business owner in the strip center, said Thursday that the man shot was 47-year-old Ronald Gordany, who owns Trois Rivieres Botanica, a Haitian vodou shop next door.

Clement said Gordany "was helping another business owner take groceries out of the car and into the market" when the shooting happened.

"The came and shot the wrong guy," Clement said. "Ronald was helping the owner of the mini-market take things into his business and then a lot of bullets went flying."

Police said the victim is in stable condition and expected to recover.

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