2 Dead, 2 Others Injured In Sunday Liberty City Shooting


Authorities say two people are dead and another two are injured after a shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood Sunday. 

The shooting happened just after 2 p.m., according to police, in the area of Northwest 63rd Street and Northwest 13th Avenue.

Police said one person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three males were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where a second victim later died of his injuries. According to authorities, one of the dead was younger than 18-years-old.

Miami police said several people were gathered outside in the area when someone pulled up in a car and started shooting.

Shirelda Huntley Thomas told Local 10 News that her nephew, Ricky Dixon, was killed in the shooting. She said he was a senior at Northwestern Senior High School and was hanging out with his friends when he was gunned down.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was at the scene Sunday, meeting with investigators and families of the victims, letting them know he is listening.

"Right now we've got to take care of the people living here," Suarez said. "They're living in fear and there are kids who have to explain to each other what death is at a very young age, and it's not right."

Community activists are reminding the public that change will only happen if residents stop the so-called "no snitch" mentality.


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