Teen shot in leg near SW Miami-Dade park

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a teenager to the hospital after, police said, he was shot near a park in Southwest Miami-Dade, Wednesday evening.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the shooting took place next to McMillan Park, along the 6100 block of Southwest 133rd Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the scene at around 7:15 p.m.

Investigators said 18-year-old Emanuel Franco was walking to his car when a dark colored vehicle approached him and a subject inside began shooting, striking the victim in the leg. The subject then fled in an unknown direction.

Paramedics transported the teen to Kendall Regional Medical Center in fair condition where he is expected to recover.

Police said park activities were not affected.

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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