SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A child is recovering in the hospital after he was shot outside his South Florida home when a gunman drove up to his house and fired shots. That suspect is currently nowhere to be found.
Eleven-year-old Jamarie London went outside his house to talk to his brother, and that was the moment that, police said, someone inside a dark-colored SUV drove up to the house and one person inside the vehicle opened fire, just after 10 p.m., Monday.
Bullet holes and blood could be seen on the exterior walls of the house, located along Southwest 103rd Avenue, in Southwest Miami-Dade.
One neighbor who lives nearby said they heard about six or seven shots.
“I hear my neighbors yelling, ‘Call 911! My son has been shot,'” said another neighbor who asked not to be identified.
Investigators said the boy was shot in the stomach. He was airlifted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
A witness who spoke with 7News said she tried to help the boy before paramedics arrived. “I instantly went into panic mode, just ran over there and started to call 911,” said Arrica.
The witness then entered the boy’s home. “I went into the house. The young man was laying on the living room floor, bleeding profusely, and when I got in there, there was a young lady consoling him, talking to him, evading him, don’t talk,” said Arrica. “The baby was saying, ‘It is burning.’ It was like, ‘No, don’t even tell us that. Just breathe.'”
“Another tragic event where the unintended target received that wound, that bullet,” said another witness.
Miami-Dade Police are investigating the shooting and are offering a $5,000 reward.
No motive has been released as yet.
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 $5,000 reward, in addition to a $1,000 reward.
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