NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida family is mourning the loss of a 15-year-old boy who, police said, was shot and killed near his home, Tuesday evening.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the shooting, near Northwest Sixth Avenue and 105th Street, just after 6:15 p.m.
According to investigators, the victim, Callisto Logan, was walking down the street when a car approached him and someone inside the vehicle opened fire. “We do know he was walking on the sidewalk when this vehicle drove by,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Jennifer Capote.
A neighbor who asked not to be identified or show her face on camera told 7News she heard gunfire. “We were in the kitchen, and we heard the bang,” she said. “We came out our front door, and we saw a couple of people running, running, as it turns out, running to get the child’s mother.”
The neighbor then saw the victim on the ground surrounded by loved ones. “On the ground with the mother, holding her and praying with her,” she said. “I just said, ‘Keep him talking, keep him talking,'” she said.
Paramedics rushed the teen to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.
7News cameras captured friends and relatives breaking down in tears outside the hospital.
Family members said Logan was a student at Jan Mann Opportunity School in Miami Gardens, and they also confirmed he was gunned down in front of his home.
Meanwhile, crime scene investigators shut down the street near Logan’s home as they searched for clues and placed evidence markers on the pavement.
Investigators did not specify a motive behind the shooting. “We do know it was a drive-by. We don’t know if he was the intended target, or they’re looking to shoot at a car or a house,” said Caote.
The neighbor who came to the teen’s side right after the shooting had a message for his mother. “I want to let her know that we’re praying for her,” she said.
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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