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Arrests made in killing of teenager almost 2 years ago in Miami-Dade

3 men behind bars in connection to shooting outside Hookah Palace

People arrest 3 people in connection to fatal 2019 shooting of teen in Miami-Dade
People arrest 3 people in connection to fatal 2019 shooting of teen in Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade County police announced three arrests Tuesday in the case of a teen who was shot dead nearly two years ago.

Gabriela Aldana, 17, was in a crowded parking lot when someone opened fire from a car back in May 2019 — hitting her in the head. Police say Aldana was not the intended target.

Arrests made in k2019 killing of teen in Miami-Dade

Yondeivis Wongden-Hernandez, 26, now faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Randy Rodriguez-Fernandez, 21, and Carlos Paterson-Torres, 29 are being charged with accessory after the fact for second-degree murder.

The shooting happened outside of the Hookah Palace off Coral Way and 122nd Avenue.

In December, Gabriela’s grief stricken mother faced the media and the public, begging for people with information to come forward. She’d done some more than once since her daughter’s death.

In a video produced by the Miami-Dade Police Department, the lead detective on the case said it was this plea to the public that helped lead investigators to their suspects.

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About the Author:

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.