MIAMI (WSVN) — A 16-year-old has been pronounced dead after being left in critical condition by someone who shot at him several times, Tuesday evening.
That teen was identified as Osmand Falls. Doctors pronounced him deceased on Wednesday morning.
Police said Falls was gunned down at around 6:15 p.m., along Northwest 10th Avenue, near the United Methodist Church of Riverside. Officials are still investigating why the shooting took place.
One man said he could hear the shots being fired. "I listen, boom, boom, boom," he said.
Another witness recalled what he heard during the shooting. "I heard three gunshots, then they stopped. We saw the guy on the floor," he said.
Cell phone video captured paramedics as they rushed to the scene at Northwest 10th Avenue and First Street. "We don’t know what the motive was, but indeed we do know that it was one gunman, and he fled from this area just seconds after that shooting occurred," said Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Fallat. "There were a lot of people out at that time, so that’s precisely what we’re doing. We’re knocking on doors. We’re speaking to people to see if perhaps they got a better glimpse of what actually happened and a glimpse of that gunman."
News of the shooting of Falls came only two hours after a 17-year-old was shot in killed outside a Miami Gardens apartment. The shooter in that case also remains at large.
As Falls was rushed to the hospital, bystanders could only wonder why another teen would fall victim to gunfire. "This is, this is crazy," said a witness. "Everybody don’t want to fight no more, they just want to use a gun. That’s really sad, really, really sad."
Falls was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in extreme critical condition, where he later passed away.
Police are still working to get a description of the shooter and figure out a motive.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.