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Saturday night shootings in Miami-Dade

An apparent drive-by shooting on Saturday night at 154 NW 7th Avenue has left one person dead and two others hospitalized, according to Miami-Dade police.

Details are sketchy, but Miami-Dade police reported that an unidentified vehicle approached the three victims in the residential neighborhood and opened fire on them shortly before 9 p.m. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene; the other two were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.

The names of the victims were not released by authorities.

Miami-Dade police also reported a separate shooting at 770 South Biscayne River Drive late Saturday. No details are available at this hour, but detectives were on the scene.

The shootings happened the same day hundreds of people marched in Miami Gardens to call attention to victims of gun violence and remember the shooting death of Travyon Martin, who was shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. 

Martin, a black teen from Miami Gardens, was unarmed when he was shot by George Zimmerman, an Hispanic man who pleaded self-defense. Zimmerman was later acquitted, but the shooting and the not guilty verdict sparked nationwide outrage, and demands for Florida’s Stand Your Ground law to be repealed.

“We continue to lose our children and we must do something about that,” Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, told the crowd.

To drive home the message, the Trayvon Martin Foundation invited the relatives of several children killed during gun violence. 


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