Police say suspect in teen's shooting arrested
Parents of 16-year-old wounded in shooting say Facebook post led to incident
DORAL, Fla. – A suspect is in custody in the Wednesday night shootings that left one teenager injured and another dead.
Miami-Dade police said Antwon Gilbert, 20, was arrested Thursday in the shooting that left Dequan Gordon, 16, injured Wednesday night in northwest Miami-Dade County.
Gordon's father, Alonzo Gordon, told Local 10 News reporter Derek Shore that another suspect is still at large and that police believe both suspects may be the same ones who shot and killed David Goulbarne, 17, just blocks from where his son was shot.
Goulbarne's cousin told Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow that David was visiting her at her apartment near Northwest 71st Street and 14th Avenue and was walking to a nearby store with his two younger cousins when he was shot.
She said she has no idea why someone would want to kill Goulbarne, who was a student at AMI Kids and was expected to transfer to another school Thursday.
"He really didn't do nothing to nobody to just take his life like that," Runika Jeangilles said.
"Why would someone want to do something like this?" Rakow asked.
"I don't know. Because of jealousy, hate, all that," Jeangilles said.
Relatives told Local 10 News that Goulbarne's cousin was Alder Hill, 15, who police said was snatched off his bicycle in January and executed in an empty field near Miami Northwestern Senior High School.
No arrests have been made in the shooting of Hill.
Meanwhile, Dequan Gordon was injured in a shooting Wednesday night outside a home across the street from Lillie C. Evans Elementary School in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.
His parents told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that Gordon attends the Stellar Leadership Academy and had recently attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School.
According to police, Gordon was shot in the leg while hanging out on the front porch of a home near Northwest 19th Avenue and 75th Street. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.
His friend, Kawaski Sam, told Rakow that he was also outside the home with a group of people when someone started shooting at them from a car. Gordon was the only person injured, but Sam said he was just shot on Valentine's Day and doesn't know why they were targeted.
Sam said a baby was also out on the porch at the time, but the bullets narrowly missed the child.
Police said the gunman drove off in a red Toyota Camry.
Detectives are investigating whether the shootings were connected, but Gordon's parents told Sabovic that they are related.
Gordon's parents said the two victims were friends and said they were hanging out when Gordon was shot over something that was posted on Facebook.
"So what do I tell the parents? Please, if they have a Facebook, you need to go on their page and look through it," Alonzo Gordon said.
His parents said Goulbarne ran off, but the gunmen caught up with him about a mile away and fatally shot him.
However, Goulbarne's relatives maintain that he was at his cousin's home all day and shot while on the way to the store.
Although no arrests have been made, Gordon's parents said they already know who is responsible for injuring their son.
"We need to get him off the street bad," Alonzo Gordon said. "In fact, I know the gentleman who done it, and he got a couple of murders under his belt."
Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-6160.
Local 10 News reporters Erica Rakow, Sanela Sabovic and Layron Livingston contributed to this story.
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