High school senior killed in Miami-Dade shooting had been accepted to nursing school

Attempted robbery believed to have led to shooting, police say

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Her name was Andrea Camps, and those who knew her best describe her as a beautiful, smart young lady who had her entire life ahead of her.

The senior at Terra Environmental Research Institute was killed Tuesday in a shooting in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade police say Camps and her friend Sergio Berben were there to purchase a pair of shoes after the sale was made on a social media platform. When they arrived at Southwest 112th Avenue and 248th Street, they were shot at. Camps was hit in the torso and Berben was grazed by a bullet. He is expected to survive his injuries.

“Two families absolutely devastated. Andrea’s family, but also Sergio’s family,” Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. “[She was] an athlete, a dancer, someone who had recently been accepted to FIU’s school of nursing.”

The superintendent had just met with Camps’ family and said they are devastated and want their daughter’s killer brought to justice.

Police are searching for two men believed to be responsible for the shootings. If you have any information, you’re urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Carvalho said Camps, whose nickname was “Dimples,” will be honored at the school’s graduation.

The school tweeted a statement Wednesday, saying, “The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind. Our TERRA Family is mourning the loss of Andrea Camps, a member of the Class of 2020.”

Counselors are being made available for students and staff members via telephone.

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