Police say a call came in reporting the shooting. When officers arrived they found the wounded teen. He was then airlifted to a hospital, but he died on route, cops say.
Its a tragedy, said Carlos Austin, a spokesman for Miami Gardens police. This is someone who hasnt had a chance to live his life.
Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.
Video: Man Dies In Police Involved Shooting In Miami Gardens
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene on the 400 block of Northwest 152nd Street, just after 12:30 p.m., Tuesday.
The residence, blocked off with crime scene tape, is located near Biscayne Gardens Elementary school. That school and Thomas Jefferson Middle School are on lockdown as a result of the shooting.
7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where police and fire rescue crews could be seen near a body covered with a yellow tarp on the street.