Two shootings in Miami-Dade kill teen on sidewalk, wound 3 in SUV


Miami Herald Staff Report

Two shootings on opposite ends of Miami-Dade County killed a teenager a block from home and wounded three people in an SUV.

Bobby Gibson Jr., 15, was found shot to death a block from his father’s home at 6345 SW 59th Ave. at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The teen tried to make it home but collapsed on the sidewalk.

Police were still gathering information on the shooter and said from what they have the suspect appeared to be male, and pulled up in a dark Sedan-type vehicle to the 6300 block of Southwest 59th Avenue. The suspect shot Gibson, jumped back in his vehicle and left in an unknown direction.

The neighborhood was on edge after the shooting, with several people clashing with officers on the scene, pushing and throwing objects.

Police said a couple of “emotionally distraught” family members showed that led to the tension, but no arrests were made.

In Miami Gardens, police are investigating a shooting at about 6 a.m. Monday that wounded at least three people driving near Northwest 191st Street and Seventh Avenue.

Police said unidentified shooter shot at a black SUV, injuring three of the occupants. At least one person was critically hurt and sent to nearby Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. Another was taken to Ryder Trauma Center. The third person was treated on the street.

A nearby dry-cleaning business also was hit.

Police said they did not have any suspects and did not disclose the identities of the three who were shot.

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