Teen Grazed in Drive-By Shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade: Police

By Justin Finch
|  Friday, Dec 20, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 PM EDT
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A 13-year-old boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition after he was grazed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, police said. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

A 13-year-old boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition after he was grazed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, police said. NBC 6's Hank Tester reports.

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Teen Grazed in Drive-By Shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade: Police

A 13-year-old boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition after he was grazed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, police said. NBC 6's Justin Finch reports.
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A 13-year-old boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition after he was grazed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, police said.

The boy and another teen were walking home on the 1200 block of Northwest 81st Street at about 7:30 p.m. when a car pulled alongside them. A spray of bullets was fired from the car – but it’s unclear if the 13-year-old, identified as Jawan Douglas, was the target, Miami-Dade Police said.

“At this time, it's too early to tell,” Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Det. Robin Pinkard said. “Detectives are talking to witnesses to see if this was a targeted incident.”

The suspect car was a newer model, silver or gray Nissan Altima, police said.

Neighbor Sandra Wayne did not hear the commotion, but she was still shaken up.

“We didn't hear – I didn't hear no gunshots. I didn't hear no car drive off,” she said. “All I heard were the sirens.”

The victim and his friend will be speaking with detectives as police continue to investigate.

“We'll be talking with witness that was on scene, and also they'll be talking to the victim when he is a little more stable at the hospital,” Pinkard said.

Police said the bullet took a chunk out of his forehead. They are unsure if the shooting was targeted.

"At this time it's too early to tell," Pinkard said. "Detectives are talking to witnesses to see if this was a targeted incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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