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2 teenage boys shot this week, 1 dies

Police search for gunmen in Miami Gardens shooting

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MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The killers of a former Miami Norland Senior High School student were running free on Saturday. 

Joshua Cadet's family was mourning his death. The 16-year-old died early Friday morning in Miami Gardens. 

He was in front of a home on Northwest Seventh Place, between 181st and 179th Terrace, when bullets started flying.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue couldn't save him.  Doctors at Hollywood Memorial Hospital pronounced him dead. 

ARMED WITH GUN

The shooting happened a few days after a police officer shot 16-year-old Latavis Graham, whom they said was armed with a handgun.  

Latavis was in a Kia that  didn't have a license plate and was reported stolen May 17. He was with 16-year-old Christopher Jones and 15-year-old Kennen Brown.

Both Latavis and Christopher were armed, police said. 

Despite commands to drop his weapon, police said an officer shot Latavis when he pointed a gun at police officers. 

GUN VIOLENCE

Every month this year, at least one minor has been shot and killed in Miami-Dade County. A dozen have been teenagers and one was a boy. They were almost all black. 

1 IN MAY: Joshua is the 13th teen to die this year. He is also the third to die in a Miami Gardens shooting. 

2 IN APRILRoderick Sweeting, 17 (shot in Miami Gardens) and Osman Falls, 16. 

1 IN MARCH: Trevon Johnson, 17. 

5 IN FEBRUARY: King Carter, 6, Taveris Rhodes, 14 (shot in Miami Gardens), La-Nard Wilcher, 16,  David Goulbourne, 17, and Famkeem Johnson, 18. 

3 IN JANUARY: Jerry Saintolien, 18, Carl Charles, 17, Richard William, Jr., 15, and Alder Hill, 15. 

 


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