OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - A 10-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after, police said, he was shot in an Opa-Locka neighborhood.
Opa-Locka Police units responded to the scene of the shooting along the 2300 block of Rutland Street, Sunday evening.
Investigators said the 10-year-old was in a car with others, including at least one adult, when they pulled up to a home and opened fire with rifle paint guns while children were out in the front yard.
The boy’s father showed 7News pictures of his son, with his face blurred, and said there was a group of children running around shooting paintball guns at each other.
Another child said part of the group ended up in front of the home where the shooting occurred.
“I guess the man didn’t see what type of gun it was and he just shot him,” he said.
Neighbors said they heard the paintball guns were fired from inside of a car.
“The guy riding around with his kids in the car with their ski masks and hoodies on, and they were apparently shooting at people,” said Maurice Adams, who lives in the area.
The boy’s father said that’s not the case.
“No, the car came out like pulling up as he was shooting. There was no car, like, my son was already on the ground,” he said. “He was on the ground.”
Either way, a 10-year-old is in the hospital.
“We never had this as kids, never,” said Adams. “We played baseball with tennis balls in the street. We never had to worry about anything like this. This is crazy.”
As of Monday afternoon, the child is expected to be OK.
It remains unclear if anyone involved in the incident will be charged.
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