At Least Three Sought in Shooting of Teen in NW Miami-Dade

Police are looking for at least three suspects accused of shooting and wounding a 16-year-old boy over the weekend in northwest Miami-Dade.

Miami Gardens Police said 16-year-old Michael Green was found suffering from two gunshot wounds just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The teen was in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is expected to survive.

According to reports, at least three people fired at the teen from inside a red pickup truck in the area of Northwest 171st Terrace and Northwest 25th Avenue in Miami Gardens.

A motive for the shooting is not known.

Green's mother said he was in front of their home when he was shot. She said she didn't know why anyone would shoot her son, a student at Miami Norland Senior High.

"They're going and shooting people for nothing at all, they need to stop," said Green's mother, who didn't want to give her name. "Something ought to be done, just saying it and doing nothing, it's not gonna stop."

The incident is the latest in a number of violent shootings in northwest Miami-Dade where the victims have been teens or young children.

"It needs to stop. There needs to be a stronger law for this," Green's mother expressed. "It's too easy. You can't have your kids stand in the front of their yard anymore."

The senseless shootings have prompted numerous community rallies calling for an end to gun violence.

Police say the key to solving these crimes is for anyone in the community who has information to come forward.

Anyone with information can provide an anonymous tip to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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