Search for gunman continues in fatal Miami-Dade shooting

Shooting marks first murder in Miami-Dade County in 2014

Author: Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor, abatchelor@wplg.com
Liane Morejon, Reporter, lmorejon@wplg.com
Published On: Jan 04 2014 07:13:43 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 05 2014 06:08:19 PM EST
SW Miami-Dade Shooting
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. -

Police are continuing to search for a gunman who opened fire on four people.

The shooting happened Friday night on Booker T. Washington Boulevard near Robinson Street.

Detectives say the group was walking down a street when a man began shooting at them.

Two people were hit and one was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center.

Police said they believe the victims were teenagers but haven't said whether they were friends or family members.

"We haven't confirmed the age yet, but possibly 16 and 17," said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The shooting marks the first murder in Miami-Dade County in 2014.

"The year started a little violently. On New Year's Eve we had a home invasion where people are shot. So again, it just goes to show that there are firearms out there and there are people out there who are willing to use these firearms," said Zabaleta.

Police have not released the names of the victims. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.