6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, June 20

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  • It’s Thursday, June 20th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, June 20th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, South Florida will be drier with an isolated shower in the forecast but temperatures will be rising and feel like the triple digits outside throughout the weekend.

No. 1 - Officials are investigating a stabbing Wednesday night at an apartment complex in Miami.

It happened in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and 25th Street, according to the Miami Police Department. Police say at least two people were stabbed, but City of Miami Fire Rescue officials say three men were transported to the hospital.

No. 2 - Two boys were seriously injured while they were playing with fireworks Wednesday at a Pompano Beach home. The call came in at around 2:30 p.m. from the 400 block of NW 6th Avenue.

The boys, ages 8 and 9, were outside lighting an "onion bomb," which is a very powerful and homemade firework device that is also illegal, said Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King.

No. 3 - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever shot a family's pet cat with a BB gun last month. The incident happened on or about May 27 near Sunview Park in unincorporated Broward, BSO officials said.

The owner told detectives the cat, named Wilson, had been acting strangely so she took him to a veterinarian on May 30. He had been lethargic, refused to eat, and seemed to have trouble breathing.

No. 4 - Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday.

The attempted murder was ordered from the United States by Victor Hugo Gomez, an associate of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, the Dominican Republic's attorney general and national police director told reporters. They said Gomez had hired a gang of killers to eliminate his cousin, whom Gomez suspected of turning him in to Dominican drug investigators in 2011.

No. 5 - Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circumstances of the incident.

The Guard said it shot down the drone over Iranian airspace, while two U.S. officials told The Associated Press that the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz.

No. 6 - Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season. Miami-Dade firefighters held a demonstration Wednesday to show off the recovery tactics of a special K-9 unit.

The Miami-based, 210-person Florida Task Force 1 has responded to numerous disasters, including the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael and in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

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