MIAMI – A 16-year-old boy died after he was shot in the head overnight in Miami outside of his girlfriend's Little Haiti home, police said.
The shooting happened near Northeast 59th Terrace and North Miami Avenue.
Family members have identified the victim as Jarvis Henderson.
"Unfortunately, he was just outside at the wrong time, basically at the wrong place," Miami police Officer Frederica Burden said. "We are not saying he was a target in this incident at this point."
Burden said Henderson walked his girlfriend home and was standing outside her house when a gold-colored Jeep Cherokee pulled up. She said the passenger in the car rolled down his window and began firing.
A witness said she heard two gunshots.
A Miami-Dade County Public Schools representative said Henderson was a student at Miami Edison Senior High School. He was described as a "good, quiet and popular" student who was a member of the school's band.
"He never bothered anybody," Lekeisha Henderson, the victim's mother, told Local 10 News. "He always tried to help his friends with anything that they need. He was just a good person."
The representative said grief counselors will be at the school Thursday.
"Waking up once again with a heavy heart after news that another one of our children has been murdered. When will the open season on our youth end?" Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted.
Police said the vehicle drove off, and witnesses were unable to provide detectives with a license plate number.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call police.
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