MIAMI (WSVN) - Newly surfaced video shows the moment shots were fired near Miami Northwestern Senior High School, leaving one teen injured.
The cellphone video, shared on social media, shows it all began with a brawl among teens. Then, one of the teens gets up from the fight, stands back, raises his arm and fires several shots at one of them.
On Friday afternoon, students told 7News that the teen shot was a student at Miami Central Senior High.
Officials said the victim is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital. No other information about the victim was available.
“It’s really sad. It’s really disappointing. Outside a school where everybody is chilling, having a fun time,” said one student.
The shooting occurred at a park adjacent to the school or on school grounds after a sporting event.
Witnesses said there was a basketball game between the high school and a rival school, Miami Central High School, marking a significant presence at the incident.
Paramedics with City of Miami Fire Rescue transported the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
When investigation efforts unfolded on Friday morning, two vehicles appeared to be marked as evidence as they were seen being towed away.
Cameras showed police tape surrounding the park, along with evidence markers on the ground, early Friday morning.
“When I heard it, I turned around. I had ran. I ran all the way home and then I heard some more shots,” said a student witness.
The investigation wrapped up just before school started, but it raised many concerns for the students as they found out about the incident from a school associate via a phone call.
“We got a voicemail. I saw it today like a few minutes before I headed out for school,” recalled Catherine Carballo, a sophomore at Miami Northwestern Senior High. “The principal did say that it resulted in someone getting injured. I was very shocked, because it was not something that I was expecting. I was just trying to get to school and get my work done. I just wanna feel safe at school.”
“I’m disappointed seeing cops at this school,” said Cameron Tremble. “I’m very disappointed seeing people shooting at a high school. It’s just crazy. Overall it’s a good school, but outside is just bad. The reputation is just bad. Hearing about a shooting at the school makes you want to leave the school. I’m not even trying to be here.”
One female student said that her cousin was at the game.
“Her friend’s brother got shot in the student parking lot,” she said. “I heard there was a fight.”
The investigation is being handled by Miami-Dade Schools Police. Detectives said one person is in custody, but they did not provide additional details about the subject.
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