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Man and Woman Killed in Drive-By Shooting in Brownsville

Miami-Dade Police investigating fatal Tuesday morning shooting

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The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that left a man and a woman, both 19 years old, dead in Brownsville early Tuesday.

Officers discovered a crashed vehicle with two passengers who had sustained gunshot wounds when they responded to the scene at 5205 Northwest 29th Avenue just before 1 a.m., officials said

The female passenger in the car was dead on the scene, police said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the male victim to JMH Ryder Center in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries hours later.

Police later identified the victims as Lucretia Braithwaite and Johnnie Dixson Jr., both 19 years old.

A man and a woman were killed in a drive-by shooting in Brownsville. NBC 6's Johnny Archer reports

The preliminary investigation revealed it was a result of a drive-by shooting, where an unknown vehicle opened fire, causing the victims' car to crash into a fence, police said.

Footage showed dozens of police evidence markers on the ground at the scene.

Officials have not released any additional information on the alleged shooter.

Homicide detectives were on the scene and the investigation continues.

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