Police investigating after 12-year-old shot, injured in Homestead
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot on Saturday in Homestead, authorities said.
The shooting was reported around noon near the 400 block of Southwest 8th Avenue.
According to authorities with the Homestead Police Department, the shooting occurred between the occupants of two vehicles.
Police said the boy was located at the 400 block of Southwest 4th Street after being dropped off by one of the vehicles involved in the shooting, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Authorities said the boy was airlifted to the Trauma Center at HCA Florida Kendall Hospital and is in critical condition.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle tweeted about the shooting.
Another innocent child shot today @CityofHomestead due to senseless gun violence. My thoughts & strong prayers for the victim’s recovery 🙏🙏🙏 as law enforcement searches diligently for the unscrupulous shooters. #EndGunViolence
— Kathy Rundle (@KathyFndzRundle) November 19, 2022
Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.
Police have not yet revealed the identity of the victim who was shot.
This is a developing story.
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