Family makes emotional plea to catch gunmen
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida family made a plea to the public for help in catching the gunmen who fatally shot one man and injured two others.
Tyrell Burns, 19, died after being shot while boarding a jitney bus along Northwest 75th Street and Seventh Avenue, early Saturday morning.
On Tuesday, Burns' family made an emotional plea to the gunmen responsible for the shooting death of their loved one. "That's why I pray for that family. Please, young man, young men, turn yourself in, because it doesn't make any sense," said Tevis Bacon, Burns' mother.
The gunfire injured the bus driver, identified as Dominique Alexander, as well as another passenger, identified as Marquis Knighton. "The driver attempted to get away, as these two individuals continued to fire," said Miami Police Detective Ervens Ford. "Two separate guns were shot into that jitney multiple times."
Police and the family think Burns was targeted after an argument. "That's your side, and that's my side, and they're both beefing. I don't know about what, but it's senseless," said Bacon.
Detectives are urging the public to help them catch the suspects. "These killings are getting more and more brazen, and the reason they're getting more and more brazen is because people don't talk," said Ervens.
While Alexander and Knighton recover from their sustained injuries after being caught in the path of the barrage of bullets, Burns' family also urges witnesses to come forward. "Somebody has to take a stand and say, 'You know what? Enough is enough,'" said Bacon. "Life is too good, and life is so short."
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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