18-Year Old Shot, Killed In Broad Daylight In Dade
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- An 18-year old is dead after being shot Friday afternoon in northwest Miami-Dade.
Now police are searching for the gunman.
Eddie Harris rushed to this crime scene after learning that his 18-year-old son Eddie Harris Junior had been shot and killed.
It happened at NW. 52nd Street and 26th avenue. So many rounds were fired that there were more than 40 evidence markers scattered on the street.
CBS4's Peter D'Oench asked Harris, "What can you tell us about your son?Was he a good kid?"
"Yes, he was a good kid," replied Harris.
When asked what may have prompted the shooting, Harris simply replied "I don't know."
There were some very emotional moments as Harris and close family members arrived at the scene.
"He was a good person. I don't know, I'm upset right now," said the victim's aunt Rose Eford.
That's the second life lost in the family within two years.
"I just had a nephew who died last year, when someone shot him up last year," said Harris.
Harris said it was just last November when his nephew Kevin Eford was shot and killed in Opa Locka. He was the son of Rose Eford.
"It upset me cause my son just got killed the same way last year. I'm tired of it," said Rose Eford.
Juan Perez, the Miami-Dade Police Department's new director, made his was to the crime scene in an effort to show how committed police are in solving this crime.
"Another tragedy due to gun violence. Right down the street with kids playing, family members out, people out and a shooting happens right in front of them," he said. "So we need those folks who saw the shooting to say something about it."
Authorities said they may have spotted a getaway car.
"We did see a dark color car leaving the area. We have very limited information so we're asking anyone who saw something to please call," said Det. Alvaro Zabaleta with Miami-Dade Police.
Pastor Eric Readon is trying to help the grieving families while speaking out.
"I feel very sick about this. Somebody saw something. The community really needs to step us and speak out so these kind of things can stop. They need to stop the no snitching policy as we could see this is a trend going on," said Readon.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471 - TIPS.
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