MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three people, including two teenagers, were wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.
The shooting was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m. near Northwest 21st Avenue and Northwest 85th Street.
Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said officers found two victims, including a teenage girl and boy. Both were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The 15-year-old girl's family told Local 10 News that she was shot six times. They identified her as Samantha Isom.
Her mother told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that she previously asked the Florida Department of Children and Families for help because her daughter has a history of running away.
"She just came out of Citrus," Cleo Waring said. "I asked them to keep her (and) her therapist asked them to keep her, and they just keep letting her out and she's running away. This girl almost lost her life. This is crazy, man."
Margol was told that the other victims were a 17-year-old boy and a man whose age is unknown.
An undercover police officer working at North Shore Medical Center said the man arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. He was also expected to survive.
A 37-year-old man was also hospitalized Tuesday after a shooting that was reported earlier in the morning just blocks away.
"They better cut it (out)," the man's uncle said. "Somebody gotta do something about it. My nephew (is) lying up there clinging to his life right now, right this minute."
Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow said a stray bullet also went through a woman's house during the second shooting. She said debris hit her finger, but nobody was hurt.
Isom's mother said her daughter turned 15 less than a month ago.