SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Police detectives are going door-to-door in Southwest Miami-Dade after a drive-by shooting left an 11-year-old boy injured right outside his front door.
According to police, 11-year-old Jamarie London was standing in front of his home, on Southwest 103rd Avenue, to talk to his brother, Monday night, when he was shot in a drive-by shooting.
Officials said a person pulled up in a dark SUV and started shooting, and while police believe London was not the target, he was still a victim.
On Wednesday, the boy returned home from the hospital. “I am so grateful, he is doing perfectly fine,” said his mother Kristi Stewart. “The doctor was like, the way he was shot, he is doing marvelous.”
According to police, he’s lucky to be alive. The bullet entered and exited his torso and no organs were hit.
“I thought he was joking because he didn’t cry, he didn’t scream, he didn’t do nothing,” said his mother Kristi Stewart. “He was just like, ‘Mama, I’m hit, I’m hit, I’m hit. Mama, I’m hit.’ And I’m like, ‘Stop playing with me, Jamar. Stop playing with me.’ And he was holding his side, and the second time he told me he was hit, he moved his hand and that’s when I saw the blood. They say I passed out or something. I don’t remember.”
Police spent Wednesday afternoon passing out flyers asking for information. Community pastors are also backing police and working to get information. “And that’s what we’re declaring — no more, no more,” said Miami-Dade Police Maj. Samuel Bronson. “Eleven years of age. His life hasn’t even begun. Give him a chance. Enough is enough.”
In addition to the $1,000 CrimeStoppers reward, the Miami-Dade Police Department has added an additional $5,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest of the shooter.
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