Videos show chaotic brawl involving gun near Miami-Dade high school

Student says fight caught on video stems from dispute over girl

By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Marcine Joseph - Assignment Editor

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A John A. Ferguson Senior High School student, who did not want to be identified over fear of reprisal, said a recent gunman's threat outside of the school in southwest Miami-Dade County was related to a dispute over a girl. 

Witnesses recorded videos of the moment when a gunman pistol-whipped a victim during a brawl outside of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant at 15710 SW 56th St., across from the Kendall West neighborhood. 

One of the videos shows a boy, who was wearing a white tank top, taunting another boy before the brawl started.

"Boy, you want to fight? You want to hit me? Come here!" he yelled. 

The video shows a boy, who was wearing a blue and red hooded sweatshirt, throw the first punches before a mob jumped in. 

It also shows a third boy, who was wearing a dark Gap hooded sweatshirt, brandish a gun. A witness who was recording a video shouted in Spanish, "He has a gun! He has a gun!" 

Another witness recorded a video showing how the armed boy attacked a girl and used the gun to strike her as she was fighting another girl. 

"I just think it's really stupid," a student who witnessed the fight told Local 10 News.

Miami-Dade police detained five people. Prosecutors have yet to file charges related to the fight, which happened steps away from the school.

Even though the melee happened near the school, district officials said no students were involved.

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