MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A Miami Killian High School student is recovering from wounds she suffered during a shooting incident at a party.
The party was taking place at the Halley Banquet Hall, 18901 SW 106 Ave., in South Miami Heights, near Cutler Bay when the teenage girl was shot. Around 100 people were present at the establishment to attend the party as it was being promoted on social media for weeks.
Glenn, of Perrine, the Miami Palmetto High School graduate, is a Florida State University student. He was back home for Spring break and was looking forward to a good time with friends, but he experienced a nightmare instead. According to Glenn, those present at the establishment were just fighting, but everybody scattered as soon as shots were heard.
Miami-Dade police and Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue responded to the incident. Jennifer Capote, a Miami-Dade County Detective, said that they received reports of the shooting early Saturday morning.
According to Glenn, he heard “four, five, six shots.”. While he was running away, he saw a teenage girl laying on the street. He knew the girl as Joera and stopped to help her. She was bleeding from her hip, so he stayed with her until help arrived.
The girl was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center’s trauma center for treatment of her injuries. She told the police that she saw a group fighting in the parking lot before she heard the gunshots. While she was crossing the street, she collapsed. It was at that time she realized she had been shot. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition but was stable afterwards.
No information on the gunmen was available. Glenn shared his distress on Facebook later saying, “How can you pick up a gun, but can’t get a diploma? It’s crazy.” He added “#GWSJoera” hoping the wounded girl gets well soon. Icons for a tear and a broken heart were added with the remarks.
A tweet was sent out Saturday afternoon by Alberto Carvalho, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent stating, “Overnight shooting victimizes another teenager in Miami-Dade. Shameful, unacceptable carnage continues in our community. Please speak up.”
A search for the shooter is on-going. Miami-Dade police is requesting anyone with information regarding the shooter to come ahead by calling Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
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