Music producer dies after shooting outside Hialeah recording studio – NBC 6 South Florida
A music producer died after being shot outside a music studio in Hialeah on Friday morning, officials said.
Filming took place at the IMG Music Recording Studio in the 2600 block of W. 79th Street.
Hialeah police officials said the 51-year-old victim was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. They did not disclose his identity.
Colleagues said the person who was shot was a music producer and sound engineer at IMG, a music label and recording studio representing Latin artists.
The victim was shot while waiting for his Uber to pick him up after an overnight shift.
Alex Estivas said he received a phone call around 9 a.m. from other colleagues inside the building at the time, letting him know there had been a shooting.
Estivas described the victim as very talented and beloved in the music community and that the shooting is a complete shock.
“I’m very surprised because he’s a very, very nice guy,” Estivas said.
Police said they had not been called to IMG studios in many years and the area had been quiet lately.
It is unclear what led to the shooting and whether there was a suspect in custody.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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