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Miami Shooting Leaves Man and Girl Dead, Several Wounded

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The body of Kevin Richardson, 30, is carried out after being lifted from outside an apartment complex in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, June 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 12:40 PM

A man and a teenage girl were killed in a street corner shooting early Tuesday in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood and several others were wounded, including a 17-year-old girl who was in critical condition.

Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso said the dead were a 20-year-old man and a teenage girl whose exact age wasn't known. Police officials say the shooting which happened near an intersection around 2:30 a.m., reported The Associated Press.

"It's very early in our investigation," police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said. "I'm not sure how it occurred. We're investigating it now. I don't know if they were all outside standing, some in a car, some not in a car. I don't know that yet."

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Liberty City is a historically low-income neighborhood plagued by violence and shootings. Last April, a gunman opened fire into a crowd outside a corner store killing a woman and wounding two men.

Alfonso said officials were going to reassess their strategy against crime. "We are going to work with our law enforcement partners to make it better," he said.

A police official said that recently six more officers and a canine unit had been assigned to the neighborhood.

The sidewalk was littered with dozens of spent shell casings marked by green police cones and shattered glass. People standing nearby said they were afraid to talk about the shootings.

A crying woman was comforted by others. "My baby ain't deserved this. They treated him like a dog," she yelled repeatedly.

One resident, Jose Hernandez, said gun violence is an almost daily occurrence in the area.

"I have friends who have been killed," Hernandez said. "This violence has to change."

A Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital spokeswoman said she couldn't release information, including how many people were brought there. She also said the patients had chosen not to release information about their medical conditions.

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A man and a teenage girl were killed in a street corner shooting early Tuesday in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood and several others were wounded, including a 17-year-old girl who was in critical condition.
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