2 Killed, 2 Injured in Little Haiti Shooting

Police investigate late-night shooting that killed two

By Hank Tester, Betty Yu and Brian Hamacher
|  Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 6:58 AM EDT
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The shooting happened just before midnight during a gathering in the backyard of a home, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said. She and stepfather Jean Zamor spoke about the shooting.

The shooting happened just before midnight during a gathering in the backyard of a home, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said. She and stepfather Jean Zamor spoke about the shooting.

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Two people were killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting in Little Haiti late Monday night.

The shooting happened just before midnight during a gathering in the backyard of a home in the area of Northeast 68th Terrace and 1st Court, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

"It appears they were possibly watching 'Monday Night Football,'" Reyes said.

Reyes said one person was killed at the scene and another person died after arriving at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police later identified them as Mackenson Pierre, 17, and Yves Sylvester, 15.

The two other victims were also taken to JMH with multiple gunshot wounds, but they are expected to survive, Reyes said.

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Police identified the victims as 17-year-old Mackenson Pierre and his 15-year-old brother, Yves Sylvester.

No details were given about a suspect or suspects.

Clay Owens, who lives in the area, said he heard around six gunshots.

"I heard pop, pop, pop, and I looked out the window and I seen one guy running down the street holding his pants," Owens said.

Police said they continue to investigate.

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