MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One teen was killed, two others injured, in a drive-by shooting in southwest Miami-Dade.
The gunfire erupted Wednesday just after 8:30 p.m. at SW 223 Street and SW 115 Avenue.READ MORE: South Dade NAACP President Dwight Bullard Says Derek Chauvin Being Found Guilty ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’ But Fight Isn’t Over
A car sped down the street and bullets flew.
“I heard a whole bunch of gunshots, it’s was like 20 of them, they just wouldn’t stop,” said Myriame Dagrin who lives in the area.
Clinton Young, 17, was hit and died at the scene. Two 16-year-olds were rushed to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, one was in stable condition and the other’s condition is unknown.
“This community lost a son,” said Young’s uncle, Rev. Anthony Ancrum.
Ancrum spent the morning washing his nephew’s blood off the sidewalk in front of his sister’s home.
“You see these scenarios like this, everyone thinks thuggery. But this young man was a great young man. You know you often hear that in the Black community but this kid really never bothered anybody. This kid was just getting off work and just happened to come to his aunt’s house and now he’s dead,” he said.
Ancrum said the 16-year-olds who were shot were “good kids.”READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial
“One of the young men got shot in the leg. He plays football and if he’s playing football that lets you know that he’s doing well in school because you have to have certain grades to play. Now he won’t be able to play anymore because he may lose his leg. The other young man that fell on my sister’s door, he played football too. These are good kids,” he said.
The police don’t have a motive or a suspect in the shooting and could use the public’s help.
“Once again gun violence is affecting our juveniles. Here we have another example, it’s unfortunate, that another juvenile loses their life and another two at the hospital. We are urging the community to come together with the police department in this investigation and let’s see if we can identify these individuals who are obviously considered armed and dangerous,” said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta.
Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo “Freddie” Ramirez echoed that sentiment on Twitter.
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Again, a family finds themselves grieving the loss of their child & AGAIN, we NEED the communities help! Last night in our South District, we lost a 17-year-old to senseless gun violence & two others were injured. The violence has to stop! Contact @CrimeStopper305 with any info.
— Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III (@MDPD_Director) April 8, 2021
If you have any information that can help police, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers (305) 471-TIPS.