For the second time in less than five months an amateur gran fondo cyclist has been shot and killed at a group ride in Miami, Florida, USA.
Clifton Cargill, 51, was shot and killed outside Bell’s Bicycles while preparing to lead the weekly Sunday morning Dutty Ridas training ride on January 5th.
The death of Cargill was announced by former Jamaica national team cyclist Michael Butler on his Facebook page.
“We are sad to announce the death of a close friend, family member, a man that lived for and loved the sport of cycling. We will all miss your presence, your knowledge and your big smile , always willing to help someone in any way possible.. RIP my brother . Until we meet again … Dutty Ridas Clifton Cargill gone too soon”
Fellow rider, Kofi Cathcart told Local10 News, “He was the leader out here. He made sure everybody was safe. If you need anything, he would help you out.”
North Miami Police are investigating the death as a homicide and asking anyone with information or surveillance video to contact them.
Cargill is the second rider to be killed in Miami recently. In August, rider Alex Palencia was shot and killed during a weekly group training race from Miami to Key Biscayne.