16-year-old boy shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while he was walking near his home Friday night, Miami-Dade police said.

The teenager was outside near his house around 7530 NW 19th Ave. when shots were fired just after 10 p.m., police spokesman Argemis Colome said. When officers arrived, they found the boy on the ground. He was declared dead at the scene.

A family friend identified the teenager to WPLG as Tyquan Ham, a student at Miami Jackson Senior High.

Alberto Carvalho, the Miami-Dade Public Schools superintendent, condemned the shooting early Saturday morning.

Homicide detectives are investigating.