Young Man Killed in Shooting at Allapattah Apartment Complex: Miami Police

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Miami Police are investigating after a man was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Allapattah Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened near the complex in the area of Northwest 20th Avenue and 24th Street.

People say they heard four gunshots, then saw a man bleeding on the ground. One neighbor who didn’t want to be identified says he saw the gunman run away.

“He ran right by me with the gun in his hand, out of bullets," he said.

Officers responded and found the victim, who they said was in his early 20s, shot several times.

Fire rescue brought him to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center where was pronounced dead.

Police Chief Art Acevedo says this is the 20th murder in Miami this year.

“We’ve had three murders in three weeks, and that’s unacceptable," he said.

The chief attributed part of the problem with gun violence to the court system.

"What’s happening in this country is our courts have been shut down for over a year and it’s time for courts to open up and do their jobs," he said. "Judges need to get back to work, prosecutors and defense attorneys need to get back to work."

The first criminal trials resumed a few days ago in Miami-Dade County. The chief said without the court system working at full capacity, justice isn’t served.

“People need to know what’s going on with the courts, the hood, bad and ugly just like they know what’s going on with the police," Acevedo said. "Because transparency brings accountability and that’s what we are for."

Miami police have yet to release the name of the man who was killed.

They say they’re actively searching for the shooter, believed to be a young man in his teens or early twenties, seen running from the scene in jeans and a gray hoodie.

If you have any information that can help solve this case, call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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