2 teens hospitalized following shooting at SW Miami-Dade park

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews have taken two teenage boys to the hospital after, police said, they were shot at Eureka Park in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Southwest 183rd Street and 119th Avenue, just before 9 p.m., Monday.

The victims, ages 15 and 17, were shot in the butt and arm, respectively.

Paramedics airlifted the 15-year-old to Kendall Regional Medical Center, while the other teen was transported by ground to Jackson South Medical Center.

Speaking through a translator, nearby resident Gustavo de la Noval said he heard gunfire.

“I heard two gunshots. The only problems I know that have happened over there are fights but never a shooting,” he said.

De la Noval said he has heard that people tend to hang out at the park late into the night.

7News cameras captured police investigating in the parking lot next to a basketball court at the park.

Police said the shooting appears to be drug related, but they continue to investigate.

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.

 

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