Football player at Miami Northwestern killed in drive-by shooting

Football player at Miami Northwestern killed in drive-by shooting

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Football player at Miami Northwestern killed in drive-by shooting

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A football player and wrestler at Miami Northwestern High was killed in an overnight drive-by shooting near his home, police said.

Randall Robinson III was walking to the store with a friend and was killed at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, his father told CBSMiami.

Robinson, 17, was a sophomore at Northwestern. He is the second Northwestern High student killed this week. Maurice Harris, 17, was shot Monday.

Police said Robinson was shot multiple times.

“We believe he was the intended target because his friend was not hurt, but we do know that perhaps somebody may know something else that perhaps we don’t know,” Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes told WPLG-TV in Miami. “Someone must have seen something. Perhaps somebody may know what their reason behind the shooting is. Right now, we don’t have a motive, we don’t have a make or model (of the car and) we don’t have a description of the shooter.”

Robinson III played football as a freshman and was not playing this fall after suffering a knee injury as a wrestler, his family said.

The shooting was met with outrage from Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Robinson Jr. asked for the public to help provide information.

“I’m asking anyone that knows anything, please it’s not just my son’s death. It’s a whole lot of innocent young men, young women, a whole lot of innocent people that needs someone to help them out,” Robinson Jr. told CBSMiami. “Please if anyone knows anything, please call Crime Stoppers. Call anyone, your local police station. Anyone please.”

 

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