MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One person was killed and two others were injured, including a 13-year-old boy, in a shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.
It happened at a home at NW 7th Avenue and NW 116th Street.
Miami-Dade police said there was a gathering at the home when three men walked up and began shooting. Some people inside the home returned fire.
A 20-year-old man died in the shooting. He was identified as Jamal Pieze.
Pieze had survived another drive-by on December 20th of 2015 when two unidentified males shot him seven times.
CBS4 reported that Pieze, who at the time was a football player for Miami Jackson High School, was shot by two unidentified males while walking in Allapattah, less than a block from the school’s campus.
The teen boy, who was shot in the head, was taken to a hospital where he was listed as stable in critical condition.
“A 13-year-old that was sitting inside a residence getting ready to go to school the next day was shot in the head, instead of sitting in a classroom he’s now sitting in an ICU trying to fight for his life,” said Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
CBS4’S Peter D’Oench spoke with the 13-year-old boy’s grandfather Jose Arecena.
He said, “My grandson is known as Kepeeti. Others know him as Keith. I went to sleep and then I heard shots and I heard people screaming and then I woke up. It happened so fast. People were playing outside. It happened too quickly for me to tell who got shot. I heard a lot of shots as you can see in the window from the holes.”
Family members said the boy was grazed in the head by a bullet.
“He is doing good,” said Arecena. “He is stable and asking a lot of questions. He is responding. They have not taken the bullet out because of the swelling. Thank God the police and fire department got there quickly.”
A 21-year-old man was treated at a hospital and released.
The three suspects who took off on foot.
Investigators got a search warrant to comb the house and everything around it for clues. They also searched a nearby SUV that had been riddled with bullets as well.
All three victims were inside the home at the time of the shooting and police are trying to determine who the target was.
CBS4 has also learned it was the 2nd time in the past six months that someone was killed at the home. In May, they released a flyer about Peter Maya who was shot and killed at the home in a drive-by that has not been solved. It’s not known if that has any connection to this incident.
What they do know is that the men who pulled the trigger and fired into a house full of people are armed and dangerous, and may be injured themselves. Police say anyone who knows something about the shooting should come forward.
“This isn’t a time to stay quiet, this isn’t a time to just ignore it and say it’s not your problem. It’s everyone’s problem. A 13-year-old is lying in a hospital bed now, shot in the head, if that doesn’t motivate the community to come forward then nothing will,” said Zabaleta.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).
There is a reward of up to $3,000.