Alberto Carvalho reacts to shooting of student by taking to Twitter

When news broke that a Miami-Dade County student was shot in the back Thursday night, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho took to Twitter. 

"Cowardly gun violence injures one more teenager in the streets of Miami," he wrote in part. 

The student, an unidentified 18-year-old man, was shot near Northwest 53th Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue, Miami-Dade County police said. 

Another man, 19, was grazed in the head and wrist. 

In another tweet Carvalho called for the community to speak out against gun violence. 

"Community violence will prevail to the extent the cowardly code of silence overpowers the courage to speak up about what is seen and known," he wrote. 

The cause of the shooting is under investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. 

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