Friends and family gathered for a vigil Wednesday night for a 26-year-old man who was found shot to death in a car earlier that day.
Loved ones lit candles for Orlando Miret Jr., who was shot to death while he was inside a black Honda near Southwest 27th Lane near Southwest 37th Avenue.
"He was definitely young, full of life, just a good kid, with his own company doing what he had to do," Devy Lopez said.
Miret crashed into a pole after he was shot.
During the vigil his friends left some messages on the pole. Some of those messages revealed his nickname, "water boy."
"Well, we called him 'water boy.' Water boy because he tried out for the baseball team and he didn't make it, so he ended up giving out water to team members," Lopez said.
The gunfire woke up the neighbors.
"The neighbors came out. Everyone was screaming, 'Somebody's been shot. Somebody's been shot,'" Nada Sater said.
The bullets came so close to one neighbor's home one of them hit his rental car parked right in the driveway.
Miret's friends can't understand why anyone would want to kill him, and they have a message for the shooter.
"You can run but you cannot hide. Either you come or we'll find you." Lopez said. "Justice will be served."
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.