Two teenagers were shot in northwest Miami-Dade Friday night, police said, just days after another Miami-Dade teenager was shot and killed walking home from school Wednesday.
Shania Lowery, 15, and Dayton Davis, 16, were sitting outside a home on Northwest 57th Street near 24th Avenue when two males fired shots around 5:20 p.m., said Miami-Dade police Detective Jennifer Capote. Shania was shot in the legs below the knee and Dayton was grazed by a bullet.
Shania was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released Friday evening. Dayton was treated and released by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue at the scene.
“I was talking to my mom inside the car, and [Dayton] was sitting on the porch,’’ said Shania, who said she was playing with her mom’s hair when she heard the gunshots.
She said she tried to run into her home and was shot in both legs. Another bullet whizzed past her head. She said she looked back and was grazed by another bullet.
Her family said they did not know who the shooters were. Shania was supposed to attend a cheerleading competition in Orlando next week, said her aunt, Michelle Jones. She participates in a cheerleading program at Gwen Cherry Park.
The shooting comes two days after a 15-year-old Northwestern High student was shot to death on his way home from school. Johnny Lubin Jr. was shot around 3:50 p.m., near the corner of Northwest 77th Street and 14th Avenue, when a car pulled up and someone inside the vehicle fired.
He was the fourth Northwestern High student to be killed this year.
Police are investigating Friday’s shooting, Capote said.