Three Shot, One Killed in Christmas Day Shooting in Overtown

Christmas Day turned deadly after a gunman opened fire at a group of people in Overtown last night.

The incident happened just before 8:00 p.m. at 467 NW 8th Street. A crowd had gathered outside the Express Food Center when someone decided to pull out a gun.

Update: The man who died in the shooting was 35-year-old James Brown, says Miami Police Department spokesman Rene Pimental. Two others survived: Charlie Williams, 38, and 11-year-old Ralf Martin.

Three people were shot. One was taken by someone at the scene to a hospital. The other two victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma center by the fire department.

One victim was later pronounced dead at Ryder.

The victims identities have not been released, and police have very little other information at this time.

Officer Rene Pimental, a spokesman for MPD, tells Riptide that police are expecting to release the name of the man who was killed later this morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Miami Police Department's Homicide Unit directly at (305) 603-6350. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471- TIPS (8477) or visit

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Kyle Munzenrieder