MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for a shooter after three people were shot in Liberty City, leaving a teenage girl dead.
A large police presence could be seen in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue near 62nd Street, around 12:30 a.m., Wednesday.
A 17-year-old girl was reportedly shot and killed in the area.
Family members identified the victim as “Suga” — a high school student who was excited to start her senior year.
They are trying to figure out why she was in the area as that is not where she lived.
The deceased is also said to be related to famous Miami rapper Trina.
City of Miami Police as well as the medical examiner responded to the scene.
Police could be seen focusing their investigation on a black Mercedes SUV about a mile north of the crime scene. The vehicle had several bullet holes and its side window and back windshield were shattered.
Miami Fire Rescue pronounced Suga dead on the scene.
“The woman who was pronounced deceased on the scene was there visiting. She didn’t live in that precise area,” said Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat. “We don’t know who was the intended target, but definitely, it was a very big scene, and we still are trying to work on getting more answers.”
Two others suffered gunshot wounds, but they were transported independently to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
“They’re stable at this point,” Fallat said. “They are being attended to. Our last update was that they’re stable and they’re in their mid-20s.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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