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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police have made an arrest as they expand their search to include five people wanted in connection to a shooting in front of Miami Carol Senior High on Wednesday.
Police originally said it was a drive-by attack and that someone in a moving vehicle fired at least eight shots at the school located at 3301 Miami Gardens Drive.
Detectives now believe a gunman in a car, which was heading east on Miami Gardens Drive, opened fire on rival gang member walking on the sidewalk outside the school.
“We were just out here talking and all of sudden we heard gunshots fire, ‘pop, pop.’ And like a bunch of kids that go to our school just start running toward this way for safety, I guess,” said Miami Carol City Senior High student Theodore Evans.
A window was shattered but police say no one was hurt.
“There was a fight before it happened. It was a couple boys, they got jumped, that’s all I heard,” said freshman Pashywn Cobb. “I just think everybody should be safe and calm down because we come to school to learn and everything, it’s scary for the kids.”
“I was just chilling in the school, I see kids running, already knew what time it was, so I ducked, they put us on code red,” said sophmore Chris Hall.
Thursday morning, police confirmed that they had arrested 18-year old Cedric Admas. He’s facing charges of carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a weapon on school property.
Police said Admas is a member of the Opa Locka based 21- Hundred Gang. He is not a student at Miami Carol City City Senior High School.
Admas, police say, approached a guy walking in front of the high school and shot at him. He is expected to back in court on Friday.
Miami-Dade schools police said one of the individuals they are still looking for in connection to the shooting is 19-year-old Stanley Ragin. He was reportedly seen running away from scene with a gun.
Police said Ragin has a violent history and should be considered armed and dangerous. Authorities added Ragin is a known gang member and there are active warrants for his arrest.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says he is outraged by two school related shootings in as many days and it needs to end.
“This of course compounds our concern with the rash of shootings that have taken place over he past 12 months. Over 60 shootings. Over 20 kids shot and killed in Miami, it’s absolutely unacceptable.”
His concerns were compounded Thursday when a bullet struck a Coconut Grove school portable with special needs children inside.
“It’s really sad when you refer to two drive-by shootings as two miracles in two days,” said Carvalho.