SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Gunfire tore through a Southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, leaving a 14-year-old boy dead, police said.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue units responded to a report of shots fired near Southwest 110th Terrace and 157th Avenue, at around 7:15 p.m., Sunday.
Responding officers arrived to find the victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
“Pop! Pop! Pop!,” said Abdias Suero, who said he heard what he thought were fireworks. “I’m surprised, because that doesn’t happen here at all. I’ve been living here for the last few years and never heard anything like that.”
“Shots were fired. Family rushed to the scene. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, upon arriving at the scene, determined that the 14-year-old male was deceased,” said Miami-Dade Police detective Angel Rodriguez.
Investigators said the gunman fled the scene before police arrived and remains at large.
Hours later, 7News cameras captured a heavy police presence at the scene.
Just before 11 p.m., police confirmed the teen succumbed to his injuries.
The teen was reportedly not from the area but was in town visiting family.
“Whenever we have a shooting, it affects the community as a whole, whether it’s an adult or it’s a juvenile, but especially when it’s a juvenile,” Rodriguez said. “It touches us in a more profound way.”
Police have not provided further details about the incident, as they continue to investigate.
If you have any information on this shooting or the subject’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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