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Family Mourns Teen Shot Dead in Little Haiti

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    Search for Suspect After Teen Shot Dead in Little Haiti

    After a 16-year-old was shot dead in Little Haiti, his family and a community has gathered to mourn. NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017)

    The Miami Police Department has identified the person shot dead in Little Haiti on Wednesday as 16-year-old Jose Velez.

    The shooting occurred in the area of NE Miami Place and 58th Street. Jose was known as Chelito.

    He was also known for his smile. A vigil was held in his name on Thursday.

    "He was a smiling kid  – never mad or sad. If you met him, you would know what we were talking about," a family member said.

    Fatal Shooting in Little Haiti on Wednesday

    [MI] Fatal Shooting in Little Haiti on Wednesday

    A Hispanic male was shot dead in Little Haiti on Wednesday. NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017)

    Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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