A teenage boy sitting on his friend’s porch was killed in a drive by shooting Monday afternoon in Miami Gardens, police said.
Nathaniel James Jackson, 17, was on the 2900 block of Northwest 207th Street when he was struck by bullets around 3:50 p.m., according to a statement from Miami Gardens police.
Miami Gardens police said the teenager was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, where he later died from his wounds.
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted that Jackson was “gunned down in broad daylight.”
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Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to contact Miami Gardens Police Homicide Detective S. Horne at 305-474-1560 or 786-261-9779.
Miami Herald staff writer Lance Dixon contributed to this report.