NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after a teenager was shot in a Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood.
Miami-Dade Police responded to a Shot Spotter alert along the 2400 block of Northwest 96th Street just after 3:30 p.m., Thursday.
When responding officers arrived, police said there were no subjects or victims on the scene.
The victim, a teenage boy, was eventually found, but police have not confirmed where, nor have they confirmed his age.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center as a trauma alert with a gunshot wound to the leg.
7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where K-9 units, crime scene tape and several police cruisers could be seen blocking off nearby roadways.
According to police, their preliminary investigation determined that the teen was shot in the area of the Shot Spotter alert, and detectives were on the scene gathering evidence.
7News cameras captured blood splatter on the sidewalk and bullet holes could be seen on a white fence in the area.
Police set up a perimeter while they investigated the scene, but they have since broken down the perimeter.
One neighbor said he heard gunshots while inside his home, but his mother was sitting outside when the shooting occurred.
“She saw the shooting happen,” he said. “Short, young, yeah, he was young.”
Members of Miami Central High School arrived on the scene to find out if the teenager who was shot is one of their students.
Since then, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesperson said the teen was not in the district’s system.
Investigators said they do not have a description of the gunman at this time.
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