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.”
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.