Three people were shot and a gunman remained on the loose Friday in the Bunche Park neighborhood of Miami Gardens. Police said the gunman, who hasn’t been named, may have a 15-year-old girl with him who is related to the three victims.
The early-morning confrontation outside an abandoned home on Northwest 30th Avenue and East Bunche Park Drive created chaos as police issued an order for residents to remain indoors and at least three area schools were placed on lockdown.
“Everything’s on lockdown,” said Miami Gardens police spokesman Carlos Austin.
Police said the three victims, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, are the juvenile’s mother, aunt and uncle. One of them was able to take a picture of the shooting suspect with a cellphone before being shot.
Police identified the teen as Janiya Johnson, 15, and said family members determined she was at the home on East Bunche Park Drive from GPS coordinates taken from an ankle bracelet she is wearing. Police are not certain she’s with the suspect, who ran away after the shootings.
The suspect’s picture, which was posted on the police department’s Twitter site, is of a thin man, wearing dark clothing, whose face can’t be seen clearly. Police said they don’t know who he is.
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SOURCE: CHARLES RABIN