BY ERIKA BERAS AND DAVID OVALLE dovalle@MiamiHerald.com
A man was shot dead Wednesday morning after an argument inside a pawn shop across from Miami Jackson High, police said.
The school has been put on lockdown as a precaution, said Miami Detective Delrish Moss,a spokesman.
''The shooting has nothing to do with the school,'' Moss said.
The unidentified victim was seen arguing with his assailant inside Rey's Gold and Cash Jewelery at Northwest 17th Avenue and 36th Street, Moss said. The shooter followed the victim outside the shop and fired at him six or seven times in the middle of the street, Moss said.
Miami paramedics arrived but the man -- who was unarmed -- was already dead. Police are diverting traffic from the area while they process the crime scene and wait for the medical examiner's office.
The relationship between the victim and the shooter was not immediately clear. ''The fact that they were having a conversation shows that they may know each other,'' Moss said.
The pawn shop shares the building with a tattoo parlor.