14-year-old wounded in drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade

Victim taken to hospital, treated for gunshot wound to hip

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 14-year-old boy is being treated at the hospital after he was struck by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in northwest Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said the shooting happened in the 6000 block of Northwest 20th Avenue about 6:45 p.m.

The teen was standing in a parking lot outside an apartment complex when someone in a dark-colored vehicle opened fire and left the area, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to the hip, Zabaleta said.

The teen remained hospitalized Monday.

No other details about the shooting have been released.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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