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3 Teens on Bicycles Shot In Miami



    3 teens riding their bicycles Friday night were shot by a car passing them on the street. NBC 6's Ari Odzer has the details of the shooting. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    Three teenaged boys on bicycles in Miami were shot Friday just after 8 p.m. The shooting happened on the 4200 block of NW 23rd Avenue.

    Miami-Dade Police said a total of four teens, ages 14 and 16, were riding bikes on 41st Street when a champaagne/tan colored sedan, possibly a Lexus, approached them from behind.

    As the car got closer, a window was lowered and someone in the car opened fire. Three of the four teens were shot. Another bullet went through a home nearby while a family was inside.

    The three teens who were shot were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    "We do not, right now, know what the motive is," said Detective Roy Rutland. "I can't imagine what the motive can be involving four teenagers riding on bicycles."

    Rutland said police haven't ruled out that the shooting is gang-related, but it doesn't appear that way to police.

    If you have any information about the shooters, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).