What to Know
- The shooting took place near the Hookah Palace located off Southwest 26th Street just west of the Florida’s Turnpike.
A 17-year-old girl died after being shot during an incident near a hookah lounge in Southwest Miami-Dade early Friday.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the Hookah Palace located off Southwest 26th Street just west of the Florida’s Turnpike.
Miami-Dade Police said the victim was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center's trauma unit, where she later died as a result of her injuries.
Police identified the victim as Gabriela Aldana.
Officials said the victim was standing in the parking lot when she was approached by an unknown car, and shots were fired from inside the vehicle.
The vehicle sped from the scene before officers arrived. No one else was injured.
Police have not released any additional information on the incident or their search for the shooters involved, with reports saying as many as three men fled in a black Mercedes shortly after the incident.
The owner of the hookah lounge said his establishment was not open for business at the time.
Miami-Dade police encourage parents to talk to their children about following the mandatory 11 p.m. curfew.
"If they are caught on the streets by a police officer during the times of the curfew violation hours, they will be detained and the parents can actually be fined," Det. Angel Rodriguez said.
Anyone with information about the shooting should call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.