Florida police seek information after teenage girl killed by stray bullet in restaurant parking lot

PHOTO: Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot and killed in Miami, Fla., on July 7, 2019. Police released this image seeking assistance in solving her death.PlayMiami-Dade Police Department
WATCH Teenage girl killed by stray bullet in restaurant parking lot

Detectives are seeking answers after a teenage girl was killed by a stray bullet when gunfire erupted outside a Florida restaurant on Sunday.

Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot while standing in the parking lot of a restaurant in Miami early Sunday morning, around 2:45 a.m. local time, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

PHOTO: Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot and killed in Miami, Fla., on July 7, 2019. Police released this image seeking assistance in solving her death. Miami-Dade Police Department
Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot and killed in Miami, Fla., on July 7, 2019. Police released this image seeking assistance in solving her death.

Two groups of people were having an argument in the parking lot at the time when at least one individual went to a vehicle, grabbed a gun and opened fired, Miami-Dade Police Department Detective Chris Thomas told ABC Miami affiliate WPLG.

Alvarez-Hernandez was among those who ran for cover, but she was struck. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to Thomas.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Miami-Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau at 305-471-2400, or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS to remain anonymous.

PHOTO: Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot and killed in Miami, Fla., on July 7, 2019. Miami-Dade Police Department
Ana Alvarez-Hernandez, 16, was shot and killed in Miami, Fla., on July 7, 2019.