‘Cease Fire!’: Plies among performers at free The People Matter Fest in Miami-Dade
This year’s 24-Hour Cease Fire campaign is on. A community festival with a focus on preventing gun violence kicked off on Friday afternoon with a list of events in northwestern Miami-Dade’s Gladeview and Westview neighborhoods.
2 injured after shooting in north Miami-Dade
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. GLADEVIEW, Fla. – A man and a woman were injured during a shooting on Thursday night in Miami-Dade County’s Gladeview neighborhood. Officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Northside District were investigating the shooting near the intersection of Northwest 63rd Street and Northwest 29th Avenue, according to Detective Lee Cowart, a spokesman for the department. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel said paramedics took the two wounded victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. Miami-Dade detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Woman fed up with Miami-Dade shootings: ‘Always the same people, but different families’
Is that a normal life for our children?”During a news conference about the community shootings, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava had questions too: “Where do these guns come from? “It’s always the same people, but different families when it comes to these shootings,” Foster said. Faith Brown, a Lincoln Fields Apartments resident, also decided to speak up in outrage. The Lincoln Fields Apartments’ property manager declined to talk about the shootings. Detectives and the victims’ families are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
‘I have to get justice for my kid,’ grieving father says after crash kills 2 teenage girls
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Fernando Santos said his daughter Valery was the light of his world. He said his beautiful 16-year-old girl was always laughing, and he described her as outgoing and smart. Valery and her 14-year-old friend Emily Luna died on Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 18th Avenue. “My daughter died, literally, instantly,” said Jennifer Ospina, Emily’s mother. “My whole family is going through it.”The crash was hours before Valentine’s Day, so the girls’ family and friends delivered flowers and heart-shaped balloons in front of the restaurant where witnesses are also still dealing with the tragedy.
Two die after shooting in Miami-Dade’s Gladeview, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two died after they were wounded in a shooting on Friday at an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County’s Gladeview neighborhood, police said. Officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Northside District responded to the Lincoln Fields Apartments at the corner of Northwest 20th Avenue and Northwest 64th Street. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where a doctor pronounced him dead, police said. A woman who was also injured in the shooting turned up at JMH’s Ryder Trauma Center, where a doctor also pronounced her dead, police said. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Emily Hales and Wilson Louis contributed to this report.
1 killed, 2 injured in shooting in Miami-Dade’s Gladeview neighborhood
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and two others injured Friday morning in the Gladeview area. One man, Frank Gaines, came to the scene to mourn the loss of his best friend. “All he did was work and provide for his family,” Gaines said. Gaines would not name his friend out of respect for the family and not knowing if they knew what happened. Anyone with further information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Miami criminologist worries about rise in violence during coronavirus pandemic
MIAMI – A renowned criminologist with the University of Miami said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic is mostly to blame for a rise in violent crime in Miami-Dade County. In addition to the cocaine markets and the gang activity, Piquero attributes the violent offenses to the many ramifications of the pandemic. “Then you add to that an increase in gun sales, gun thefts.”The pandemic has also changed law enforcement tactics. The difficulty with finding solutions to the increased violence, Piquero said, is that homicides are typically situational, they’re not planned. To help reduce the violence, Piquero said community leaders need to figure out what are the police-related solutions and what are the non-police-related solutions.
Man dies in hit-and-run crash after car plows into fence of home
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two vehicles collided early Wednesday morning in northwest Miami-Dade, causing one of the vehicles to smash into the front chain-link fence of an elderly woman’s home. Edward Durden had recently gotten married before he was killed Dec. 16 in a hit-and-run crash in northwest Miami-Dade. (Photo courtesy of Durden family)Anthony Durden said his nephew was a humble, soft-spoken man. Homeowner Alice Bedell, 84, said she was sleeping when she heard the crash outside her house. Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Man uses 'unknown tool' to steal truck from parking lot in Miami-Dade, police say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives are searching for a man they believe stole a white Ford F-150 XLT from the parking lot of a Walmart Supercenter near Hialeah. According to Detective Angel Rodriguez, the pickup truck with Florida tag DWDW84 vanished from the parking lot at 3200 NW 79 St. in Miami-Dade County's Gladeview commercial area. Rodriguez said in a statement that the man detectives believe to be about 20 years old used "an unknown tool" to unlock the driver's side door" about 1:30 p.m. on July 13. Rodriguez is asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.