Man dies after shooting in Miami, police say

MIAMI – A man in his 20s died on Thursday after a shooting in Miami’s Allapattah area.

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo and detectives responded to the Rosemont Park apartment complex on Northwest 24th Street, between Northwest 21st and Northwest 19th Avenues.

Officers surrounded the dark beige, two-story buildings owned by the Miami-Dade County housing agency, just west of Juan Pablo Duarte Park.

Chief Art Acevedo talks about a teenager who was fatally shot on Thursday in Miami's Allapattah area. (Frank Debesa/Local 10 News)

“The suspect that we have a description of is a Black male from his teens ... early 20s, 5″6 to 5″8, 140-60 pounds, blue jeans, and a gray hoodie,” Acevedo said. “We put out that broadcast citywide ... we are actively looking for that individual.”

Miami Fire Rescue personnel took the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where a doctor pronounced him dead.

A white Miami crime scene investigation vehicle was parked feet away from a fallen bicycle where a teenager was fatally shot on Thursday in Allapattah. (Frank Debesa/Local 10 News)

According to Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the police department, detectives are withholding the victim’s identity until next of kin notifications are completed.

A police officer was standing next to a fallen bicycle that was within the area officers surrounded with yellow crime scene tape. A white mobile crime scene investigation vehicle was parked nearby.

Delva is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Crime scene tape surrounded a fallen bicycle where a teenager was shot on Thursday in Miami's Allapattah area. (Frank Debesa/Local 10 News)

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Local 10 News Photojournalist Frank Debesa and Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.


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