Teen Critically Injured In NW Miami-Dade Shooting

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade Police are investigating a double shooting that left a teenager critically injured.

Police say 16-year-old Zackery Dixon was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his groin, hands, and legs.

It happened in the area of 4725 NW 24th Avenue at around 10:30 p.m.

The 16-year-old male was inside the apartment complex when at least two males approached him and began shooting at him. The victim then began running within the complex where he began asking for help.

The teenager was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

Investigators say a 55-year-old man named Brian Zachary, who happened to be an innocent bystander, was also hit by two stray bullets in the shooting.

Investigators said Zachary drove himself to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his forearm and buttocks.

sdd1 Teen Critically Injured In NW Miami Dade Shooting

Investigators say a 55-year-old man named Brian Zachary, who happened to be an innocent bystander, was also hit by two stray bullets in the shooting.
(Courtesy: Tonya)

Zachary’s wife, Tonya, rushed to the hospital.

“I’m traumatized. I can’t stop shaking.  It’s unbelievable, ” said Tonya.

She had a message for the community.

“What’s going on needs to stop because our own people are doing it to our own people. It’s hurting everybody that’s infected by it,” said Tonya.

Meantime, Miami Police are investigating a shooting in Miami that left two other teens injured. It happened Thursday night near 683 NW 53rd Street.

Police said, when they arrived at the scene, they found a teen who was shot in the back. They later found a second teen grazed in the head and wrist.

The teens – ages 18 and 19 – were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Both are listed as stable.

Overnight, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and the Miami Police Director tweeted about the shootings.

If you know anything about either of these two shooting you’re asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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