18-year-old dead, 2 children injured after Miami shooting
Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots
MIAMI – Miami Fire-Rescue confirmed two children and an 18-year-old man were found with gunshot wounds overnight inside a home near Northwest 69th Street and Sixth Court in Liberty City.
Public Information Officer Captain Ignatius Carroll said a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Pediatrics, each with a single gunshot wound.
The 18-year-old man was taken to JMH's Ryder Trauma Center with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The siblings' father identified his son who was killed as Tremmelle Raymond Jr. His daughter and younger son were identified as Jenny Raymond and Terrell Raymond.
Evidence markers and crime scene tape marked the street where police were seen carrying items out of the home early Thursday morning.
Witnesses told Local 10 they heard several gunshots about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
"I heard the gunshots -- probably took about 30 seconds, 40 seconds, close to a minute. Guys ran across the street. Next thing I know, car took off around the corner ... ran the stop sign," a man, who didn't want to be identified, said.
According to Miami Police Officer Ernest Lawrence, the shooter, or shooters, opened the front door of the home, walked in, and opened fire.
Tremmelle Raymond Sr. said his eldest son was sitting outside talking to his girlfriend on the phone when he was shot. He said his younger children were sitting on the couch watching TV at the time.
Tremmelle's siblings remain at the hospital in stable condition.
A motive for the shooting is unclear.
"As far as I know, he's not in no gangs, running streets like that, he's more at home often," Tremmelle's friend, Kendra, said. "That's really about it. He don't go out and look for drama or go chase drama."
Witnesses said they saw young men wearing hoodies running across the street after the shooting. They said the group got into a silver newer-model Ford.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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