MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Police are investigating a deadly drive-by shooting in southwest Miami-Dade County that left a 17-year-old boy dead.
According to authorities, two 16-year-old boys were also shot Wednesday evening in the area of Southwest 222nd Street and 115th Avenue.
Officers responded to a report of shots fired at approximately 8:40 p.m.
“My son ran in the room and said, ‘Mom, I hear the shots.’ I said, ‘OK, make sure the door is locked,’” Tara Parks, who lives nearby said.
Upon arrival, officers found the three teens suffering from gunshot wounds.
The 17-year-old, identified Thursday as Clinton Young, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Miami-Dade police.
The two other teens were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, each with a gunshot wound to an extremity, police said. They were still receiving treatment Thursday afternoon but are expected to survive.
Young’s uncle, Rev. Anthony Ancrum, told Local 10 News that his nephew had just gotten off work at a fast food restaurant and was stopping by his aunt’s house in Goulds when he was killed.
“When you get off work from Church’s Chicken, I don’t think you expect to die,” Ancrum said. “They just happen to be in front of someone’s house chillin’ and some clowns decided they wanted to shoot them.”
Young was with two of his friends -- both 16-year-old boys who attend and play football at Southridge Senior High School.
“This is truly a case where they didn’t do anything,” Ancrum said.
Young’s uncle said one of the 16-year-old boys stumbled into Young’s aunt’s home yelling for help after being shot. He said the teen told the aunt that Young was in the front yard and he had been shot too.
“This young gentleman played ball with my boys. They played on the same football team,” Parks said.
Parks told Local 10 News that she lost her son back in 2014 in the same neighborhood and wishes the gun violence would stop.
“I know the family of this child,” she said. “It’s just so sad. I’m just hurt.”
Police have yet to release a description of a suspect vehicle and are still investigating the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.