Allapattah Teen Is Latest Young Victim of Miami-Dade Gun Violence

A rash of gun violence against young people in the span of just 10 days is alarming authorities and neighbors in Miami-Dade.

The latest victim, a 16-year-old, was shot late Monday evening at an apartment complex in Allapattah. Police are investigating that shooting, and whether it is related to other recent shootings in Miami-Dade all targeting young people.

Earlier in the day near Coral Gables, a 17-year-old was shot and killed.

Last week, two separate shootings left a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old dead, while two other shootings last week left two teens injured.

Neighbors, police and local church members have banded together to try and bring an end to the senseless violence.

A "Walk for Justice" brought together police, clergy members and Overtown residents on Thursday. Members of the group went door-to-door handing out flyers in hopes of finding those responsible for the senseless murder of 10-year-old Marlon Eason and 16-year-old Richard Hallman.

A similar event is planned for Tuesday evening in Miami Gardens where members of the New Beginning Church, along with police representatives, are calling once again for whoever is responsible for or have information about these incidents to come forward.

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

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