Police search for gunman who killed 1, injured another
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is asking for the shooter who killed their loved one and injured another to come forward.
A father reads the words of his dead son. "People are often unreasonable and self-centered, forgive them anyway," said Willie Fundora as he read his son's journal. "If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives, be kind anyway."
Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Fundora had a passion for writing. He even wrote about dying young in his journal.
Two weeks ago he was shot and killed in Opa-Locka. His killer remains on the loose. "My son was laying there, and I didn't know what to do," said Fundora. "I tried to get close to him, and the cops held me back, and I went crazy."
The Fundora cousins had stopped by the family's seafood shop, located on Northwest 27th Avenue, to grab some shrimp on Feb. 19.
Surveillance video showed the small group inside the shop. The images seen are the last moments of Daniel's life.
Minutes later, from an outside camera, you see the cousins leave for a snack when something terrible occurred. A man came up to them and shot them both. "On the way back, the guy approached them and asked them for a lighter," said Fundora. "As they were reaching for a lighter, the guy pulled out a gun and shot my nephew one time in the chest," he noted about the survivor of the shooting.
Alex Fundora was airlifted to Jackson Memorial. Tens days after the shooting he remains in critical condition. His cousin, Daniel, died on the scene. "My son went down in a hail of bullets, and he died on the scene," said Fundora.
Before his death, Daniel wrote this entry in his journal: "If I were ever to return after death I'm not sure I would want to come back as a human, something as simple as a butterfly or a giant redwood," read Fundora. "Give the world the best you have, it may never be enough, give your best anyway, for you see in the end it is between you and God it was never between you and them, anyway."
Police have some leads but can use more the public's help. If you have any information the shooting of Daniel and Alex Fundora, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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