Miami-Dade County

Teens At Kendall Mass Shooting Scene Arrested in Separate Shooting on Turnpike: Cops

Driver wounded in shooting on Turnpike around same time as mass shooting outside hookah bar

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A group of teens who were at the scene of a mass shooting outside a Kendall hookah bar were arrested in connection with a separate shooting on the Florida's Turnpike, authorities said Monday.

The Turnpike shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday in the southbound lanes near Southwest 312nd Street, about 20 minutes before the shooting outside Hookah Inn on Southwest 109th Court, Miami-Dade Police said.

According to arrest reports, the teens - identified as 19-year-olds Quantayvius McCutchen and Keyshad Richardson and a 17-year-old - sat in a red Chevy Malibu outside the Hookah Inn watching people who were there for a graduation celebration.

The teens, who are from the Perrine area of Miami-Dade, have an ongoing feud with another group from Florida City, the reports said.

The reports said the teens spent a "significant amount of time" outside the hookah bar and left the area.

As they were driving on the Turnpike, they saw a gray Nissan that they recognized as having been at the hookah bar, pulled up next to it and opened fire, the reports said.

The driver of the Altima was shot in the leg, and a passenger in the car wasn't injured. The driver drove himself to a local hospital where he was in stable condition.

The three teens were arrested on attempted murder charges. Attorney information wasn't available.

Police haven't said whether the teens might be suspects in the shooting outside the hookah bar that left three dead and five injured.

Investigators said a group who had been at the party were standing outside the business when the shots rang out. Killed in the shooting was Tyleisha Taylor, an officer with the Florida Department of Corrections.

Two men who fled the scene were found dead inside a car that crashed into a wall at the campus of Miami-Dade College, police said.

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