One person is dead after a shooting Thursday night, Miami police said. It marked the third consecutive night someone has been shot.
Miami police investigators were out Thursday night on Northwest 62nd Lane and 12th Avenue after someone shot a man, sending him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
On Thursday morning, another victim of gun violence was wheeled away from a Little Haiti neighborhood. The man is the 90th life lost to violence in Miami-Dade County this year.
On that list is 2-year-old Carnell Williams, 43-year-old Alicia Rountree and dozens of other victims.
"Why? Gun violence. That is unacceptable," Miami-Dade police Assistant Director Alfredo Ramirez said.
The most wonderful time of the year has been one of the busiest for officers. Tuesday, just one day after Christmas, an ambush in a northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood left five people shot, some of them teenagers.
That same night, police say someone shot and killed 26-year-old Philip Lee Williams on Northwest 71st Street.
In December alone, at least 11 people have been killed by gunfire.
"Not many witnesses, so we need everything we can get," Ramirez said. "Our detectives work 24 hours a day on these cases. Help us, help us help you."
As the new year approaches, police and county leaders are once again warning about the consequences of celebratory gunfire and stray bullets that could start 2018 on another tragic note.
This BBSNews article originally appeared on News | WPLG.