MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade detectives returned to the scene Monday of the murder of a 14-year-old looking for clues as to who shot the boy.
The shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Sandpiper Park in the 15800 block of Southwest 106th Terrace in The Hammocks.
“According to investigators, the victim, who is not from town, was here visiting relatives and was at a family gathering at a community park that is located within the HOA,” Detective Angel Rodriguez, who is also a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said.
The boy was from Broward County and was at the Southwest Miami-Dade park.
According to authorities, the victim told his family that he was going to meet friends steps away from their pavilion. A short time later, his family heard gunshots and found the teen unresponsive.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the park and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
“Whenever we have a shooting, it affects our community as a whole – whether it’s an adult or it’s a juvenile. But especially if it’s a juvenile, it touches us in a more profound way,” Rodriguez said.
A motive for the shooting is unclear and no arrests have been made.
“I’ve been living here for the past few years and I’ve never heard anything like that,” Abdias Suero, who lives nearby, said.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.