3 teens shot in northwest Miami-Dade
Victims taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three teenagers were shot Thursday in northwest Miami-Dade County, police said.
The shooting took place in the 2400 block of Northwest 50th Street.
Jason Gardner, 14, was shot in the right leg, Lawrencia Barrett, 15, was shot in the lower abdomen and Alexander Stalling, 18, was shot in the right hand, Miami-Dade police said.
All three victims were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition.
"She was lying at my back door, and that's it," Barrett's mother, Frances Robinson, said.
The teen had surgery on Thursday night.
"When she heard the shots, she just took off running, trying to get her little nieces and stuff out the way," Robinson said.
Police said the shooting started as the result of a fight.
Two young men left the apartment complex, which sits near Brownsville Middle School, and returned with at least one gun, police said.
"It (doesn't) make no sense because it's not grown folk, it's the kids (and) babies. Babies. Some of them haven't even finished school year," Robinson said.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho took to Twitter to comment on the shooting.
"Envelope of youth safety must go beyond schools. The culture of disrespect & violence that resulted in tonight's shooting is unacceptable," he wrote.
Envelope of youth safety must go beyond schools. The culture of disrespect & violence that resulted in tonight's shooting is unacceptable.— Alberto M. Carvalho (@MiamiSup) March 10, 2017
One person was detained after the shooting but later released.
Police are searching for two people, including a man believed to be in his 20s.
Robinson is asking for parents in her neighborhood to step up and take responsibility for their kids.
"If y'all know that y'all kids out here doing things like this, getting in trouble like this, please stop them," Robinson said. "Say something, be a parent to y'all kids, know what they doing, know what they bringing home."
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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