2 die, including teen, after car shot up near elementary school in northwest Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Four people, including a teenage boy, were inside a vehicle that was shot up late Tuesday night in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities confirmed.

The shooting occurred in the northbound lanes of Northwest Sixth Avenue, approaching 151st Street, near Biscayne Gardens Elementary School.

Miami-Dade police said at least one person opened fire into the vehicle, shooting the driver, Jevon Bernard, 20, and Luis Castro, 16, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

Video from the scene shows investigators examining the white car that had its driver’s side door propped open. At least five bullet holes in the vehicle were visible from the street.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the two victims to the nearest trauma center, where both succumbed to their injuries.

Wendy Firtell told Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney that she’s especially concerned because the shooting happened in front of Biscayne Gardens Elementary, where she teaches second grade.

“It’s very scary because timing is everything and you never know if it can happen during the day when kids are walking through,” she said.

Police confirmed that one of the rear seat passengers was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The fourth person inside the car was unharmed.

No other details were immediately released.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Local 10 News reporter Terrell Forney contributed to this story.

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