SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – On Friday, the reward amount for information leading to the shooting death of the 17-year-old killed Wednesday in southwest Miami-Dade went from $5,000 to $15,000. Miami-Dade Police approved an additional contribution of $5,000 and the Florida’s Sheriff Association added $5,000, according to Miami Dade Police Director Alfredo Ramirez.
Miami Southridge Senior High School student Clinton Young was shot along with two other teens around 9 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Southwest 222nd Street and 115th Avenue
Police said a car drove up and at least one person inside starting shooting.
The cousin of the 17-year-old said the teen’s father died the same way.
“His dad passed the same way and his dad lived through him. That’s why we drew him so close. We loved him so much,” said Bianca White, the victim’s cousin. “Clinton was very humble, very smart, very into himself, loved by everyone,” White said.
Miami Dade police confirm that they are still looking for the shooter.
Now they’ve upped the reward to $15,000 for information leading to the teen’s shooter.
In new audio released by police, you can hear the sound of rapid gunfire. Investigators said they found more than 50 bullet casings at the scene.
Two 16-year-old boys also shot were rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center, but Young was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives have been out in the neighborhood passing out flyers hoping someone comes forward with information. They are also investigating even if the three teens were the intended targets, detectives tell Local 10 News.
Miami-Dade police said they are addressing the uptick in violence, especially among juveniles. They said teens in quarantine with too much time on their hands are involved in not only committing the acts, but on the receiving end of becoming victims. Investigators said they have also found that some of the violence is coming out of “internet wars,” that begin with fights started on social media.
Anyone with information that leads to the arrest could be eligible for that $15,000. Call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at (305) 471-8777.