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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Gardens police continue investigating a shooting Friday near Carol City Senior High School that left three teens injured.

The shooting happened on 187th Street in between Carol City Middle School and Carol City Senior High.

Police said someone drove up on the teens and began shooting. They’re now looking for a small white SUV.

According to Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvahlo, both students attend the high school. A third unidentified person was also injured.

Miami Gardens police spokesperson Petula Burks said two of the victims are 15-year-old males and the third is a 14-year-old male.

Burks said one was taken to an area hospital by private vehicle and two were transported by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

One teen was winged in the face, while another was hit in the hip.

All three victims appear to have non-life threatening injuries.

Dr. Steve Gallon III, a school board member, says students should “be able to walk home from school and not face the bullets that continue to plague this community.”

But a group of Carol City Senior High students say the sound of gunfire and school lockdowns are happening too often.

“Most of the time when they say ‘code red’ it’s always over here so we assumed that somebody was shooting,” said Christian Williams.

It was no different Friday, as authorities put the high school, along with Carol City Middle School and Barbara Hawkins Elementary, on lockdown.

And while it’s become a common drill, it’s frightening every time.

Dr. Gallon is concerned about the next teen this could happen to.

“We have to take an account of what happening with our young people. The school can’t do it alone. The church can’t do it alone. Law enforcement can’t do it alone,” he said. “But the community is going to have to come together to uproot this culture of impunity when it comes to violence amongst our young people.”

The fear is that scenes like this will begin to desensitize the young people who witness violence around them.

“It’s part of the culture that is now starting to dominate our streets,” Dr. Gallon said. “This is not a movie. In these communities, this is real life.”

If you have any information that help police, please contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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