Classmates Mourn Miami Northwestern Student Killed in Shooting

Classmates of a Miami Northwestern High School student who was shot and killed on his way home from school were in mourning a day after the tragedy unfolded.

NBC 6 spoke with classmates of 15-year-old Johnny Lubin Thursday morning, with one saying it's simply too much, a sentiment echoed by administrators, teachers and parents.

"This is truly tragic, extremely painful," principal Wallace Aristide said. "We got to come together, rally behind our young people and find a way."

A way to end gun violence and console a community with heavy hearts after losing another teenager.

Investigators say Lubin was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon when an unknown vehicle approached him and fired, shooting Lubin the head. The freshman was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition, but police say he died in surgery.

"This is the seventh shooting in six months impacting a child from Northwestern Senior High School," Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said.

The superintendent said the students keep voicing the same safety concerns.

"They refer to what's happening in this community as the equivalent of terror in the streets," Carvalho said. "They are literally afraid of leaving school."

Everyone at the school says Lubin's death is another reminder of what must change in Liberty City.

"Putting an end to the code of silence that's killing our youth in our community. Schools are safe, we need to make our streets safe as well," Carvalho said.

No arrests have been made in the case and police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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