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Officers say 50 bullet shell casings left after shooting kills teen, injures 2 teens

Officers say 50 bullet shell casings left after shooting kills teen
Officers say 50 bullet shell casings left after shooting kills teen

GOULDS, Fla. – The Miami-Dade Police Department released audio on Thursday of the gunshots that killed a 17-year-old boy and injured two 16-year-old boys. It’s the sound of the rapid-fire that ShotSpotter technology detected in south Miami-Dade’s Goulds neighborhood.

The drive-by shooting that occurred before 9 p.m. on Wednesday was in front of a home near the intersection of Southwest 115th Avenue and 224th Street. It left two families in anguish and another grieving the death of Clinton Young, a Southridge Senior High School student who had lost his father to a drive-by shooting.

Clinton’s cousin Bianca White described him as “very humble, very smart, very into himself — loved by everyone.” Clinton’s uncle Rev. Anthony Ancrum Sr. said, “This was a good kid.”

Detectives said there were more than 50 bullet shell casings in front of the home after the shooting. Relatives said Clinton had just gotten to the home where his grandmother and aunt live after working at a restaurant. He died outside of the home.

“It was over 20. It just kept going. In the back, I heard at least eight of them going back there and they were loud,” said Myriame Dagrin, a distraught neighbor.

The two teenage boys who were injured were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center. The two injured are also Southridge Senior High School students and they are members of the football team.

“These kids were not gangbangers, they were not going around creating havoc in the community,” Ancrum said.

Staff from the Medical Examiner’s Office took Clinton’s body on Thursday morning. Detectives distributed flyers on Thursday in hopes of receiving tips from the community.

“The family is begging ... the family needs this. Please come forward,” White said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477. There is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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About the Authors:

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.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.