Miami-Dade County

Shooting leaves teen dead, man and dog recuperating from bullet wounds in Allapattah neighborhood

Miami police are investigating a early morning shooting that left a teenaged girl dead, a man and a dog recovering from bullet wounds.

The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Northwest 34th Street in the heavily residential Allapattah neighborhood.

The young girl, about 16, was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she died. The man on the scene, identified by NBC6 as Pedro Nunez, 26, was transported also, with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the two people were in a van in front of a single family house when the suspect approached.

When the shooting occurred, one of the victims had gotten out of the van. Both were shot. It is unclear where the dog was. It was shot in the front and hind legs and underwent surgery at an animal hospital. It is recuperating, according to police.

Police have no description of the armed suspect and no information on motives, according to Corporal Federica Burden.

“We have very little information, this is an active scene,” Burden said. “Someone approached these people and shot both of them.”