in northwest Miami-Dade.

16-Year-Old Shoots Two 12-Year-Old Children Waiting For School Bus In Florida

A 16-year-old Florida teen has been arrested after shooting two 12-year-old children waiting for their school bus on Thursday in northwest Miami-Dade.

A 16-year-old Florida boy has been arrested after shooting two 12-year-old children waiting for their school bus on Thursday.

According to investigators, two juveniles were waiting for their school bus in northwest Miami-Dade, when a subject approached them and demanded their possessions.

During the confrontation, the subject produced a firearm and began shooting at them before fleeing on foot. Both juveniles were shot in their extremities and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported them to a local hospital where they remain in stable condition.

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A perimeter was established, and the 16-year-old subject was apprehended by officers a few blocks away from the scene. Three firearms were recovered, according to police.

“I am appalled that a 16-year-old was in possession of a rifle and two handguns. I am deeply disturbed that he used one of these firearms to shoot two of our innocent children. No parent should have to worry about their child while they wait for the school bus. We could have lost two lives today, and now three families are affected by senseless gun violence. These issues begin at home and can be addressed early on. We will continue to be a presence and resource in our community,” said Director Alfredo “Freddy” Ramirez.

According to reports, the 16-year-old was found hiding in a shed nearby the scene.

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