MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A teenage girl was killed, a second person injured in an overnight shooting in Allapattah.
According to a Jeremy Sanchez his half brother, who he identified as 26-year old Pedro Nunez, was sitting in a white van in front of a home at 1467 NW 34th Street with with Christian Marino and his girlfriend around midnight. He said when a 16-year old girl, who friends identified as Emaiyne Pittman, came out of the house and started walking to the van, two men ran up to them and started shooting.
The Pittman and Nunez were hit.
“They say that he got shot in the head, like on the side of the face or something, but he’s alright,” said Nunez’s brother Victor.
Both Nunez and Pittman were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center where she died. Nunez was treated and released.
“They just took people who were close to us, they ain’t never coming back,” said Sanchez. “They just got ran down on, that’s how it is out here man.”
“We want justice of course, want to find out who did this,” said Victor Nunez.
Nunez’s brother Jeremy said Pittmanlived in the house with his mother in law, his girlfriend who is pregnant and several other family members.
“We all live together in the same house because our parents, we don’t really got parents you know whatI’m saying,” said Sanchez. “We’re all we got.”
A neighbor’s dog who attacked one of the gunmen was also shot twice.
The dog’s owner, Dorothy Paul Edwards, said her son was walking Cocoa at the time.
“”Like somebody just opened fire, a bunch of bullets, a bunch of bullets,”said Edwards. “We heard the shooting and I came outside to see waht was going on and my dog was barking. I heard him bark one time and then he didn’t bark anymore so I ran down the street to see what was going on.”
The injured animal was taken to the Knowles Animal Hospital on NW 27th Avenue and 11th Street by a Miami police officer.
“He was a hero to me because he took him to the vet for me,” said Edwards.
The dog is expected to survive.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting or a description of the gunmen.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 771-TIPS.