Seven People Hospitalized After New Year's Day Shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade

A New Year’s Day shooting sent seven people to the hospital while police continue to search for the people involved.

Officers responded to the scene near Northwest 14th Avenue and 80th Street in Miami-Dade shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday. Four of the victims were under the age of 18, including a 15-year-old.

Police say the victims were standing in front of a home when a car approached. Someone inside that vehicle lowered a window and opened fire before fleeing the scene.

"According to investigators the seven people were standing outside of the residence when an unknown vehicle drove up stopped rolled down windows and shot the victims," Miami-Dade Police Det. Robin Pinkard said. "It is New Years, we're presuming they were outside celebrating, they were standing outside of the home and the vehicle stopped and proceeded to open fire on them."

A 17-year-old girl was listed in serious condition at Ryder Trauma Center, while the other six victims were listed in stable condition.

One neighbor said she heard the gunfire and thought it was leftover fireworks from New Year's Eve.

"I thought the kids had set up some firecrackers in front of the sidewalk right in front, and then they ran in the house," Shannon McGowan said.

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

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