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15-year-old boy shot and killed on a Northwest Miami-Dade sidewalk

Teen shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade Det. Jennifer Capote speaks about a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed Tuesday evening as he walked along a residential street in Northwest Miami-Dade.
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Miami-Dade Det. Jennifer Capote speaks about a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed Tuesday evening as he walked along a residential street in Northwest Miami-Dade.

A 15-year-old boy died Tuesday night after being shot multiple times as he walked along a residential street in Northwest Miami-Dade, police say.

The teen, Logan Callisto, had been rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

The shooting happened just before 6:30 p.m. in front of a home at 10633 NW Sixth Ave., police say. Detectives worked late into the night collecting evidence, closing the streets and spotlighting the neighborhood.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote said officers responding to a 911 call reporting a shooting found the teen on the sidewalk.

“We do know that it was a drive-by,’’ she said. “We don’t know if he was the intended target or they were looking to shoot a car or house.’’

All police know is that someone spotted a dark-colored vehicle fleeing the scene.

WSVN Channel-7 reported Tuesday night that Logan was a student at Jan Mann Opportunity School in Opa-locka and that he was “gunned down in front of his home.’’

Logan’s death comes almost a year after the shooting death last February of 6-year-old King Carter, who got caught in the crossfire while playing in front of his Northwest Miami-Dade apartment. Over the past 10 years, an average of 30 kids and teens a year in Miami-Dade County have died from gunshots.

Police were asking for the public’s help in finding the killer.

“This is a 15-year-old child that was shot and killed at 6 o’clock in the afternoon,’’ Capote said. “We are urging the community to please help us bring closure to the family, who is now at the hospital grieving the loss of their child.’’

Anyone with information can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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