Teen Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

Victim in stable condition, police looking for gunman after shooting

By Brian Hamacher and Donna Rapado
|  Friday, Sep 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:49 PM EDT
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The shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Northwest 196th Terrace and Northwest 52nd Place, Miami-Dade Police said. Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta and Gilberto Crespo, who heard gunshots, describe what happened.

The shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Northwest 196th Terrace and Northwest 52nd Place, Miami-Dade Police said. Police spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta and Gilberto Crespo, who heard gunshots, describe what happened.

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Teen Shot in Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta discusses the shooting of a 16-year-old boy in northwest Miami-Dade.
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Police are investigating after a 16-year-old was shot in northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night.

The shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the area of Northwest 196th Terrace and Northwest 52nd Place, Miami-Dade Police said.

Investigators say the teen was sitting on an electrical box when he was approached by another teen and a verbal dispute erupted.

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The suspect pulled out a gun and shot at the teen multiple times, hitting him twice in his lower extremities, police said. The victim was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The suspect, who police described as a white male between 15-18 years old, fled in an unknown direction, police said.

"He did shoot multiple times and the dangers involved with that, you have residents that are sleeping here at this time, that are home, children that are home and these stray bullets are what may end up causing this to be a tragedy and the susbjects of course don't think of that," Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta said.

The shooting is still being investigated and anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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