15-year-old boy shot in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood

Teen taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor

MIAMI - A 15-year-old boy was shot Sunday in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, authorities said.

Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said the shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Northwest 70th Street.

Paramedics took the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital. His condition was not disclosed.

"No age group is spared the scourge of gun violence," Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said. "A 15-year-old shot in the legs is stable, thankfully. Not so for the 6-year-old who shot himself with a gun that he should never have been exposed to. Our kids' lives ended and altered by bullets. This has everything to do with guns."

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