Police: 12-year-old boy struck in drive-by shooting

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Shattered glass and bullet holes marked the scene of what neighbors said was a drive-by shooting that injured a young boy, early Saturday.

Witnesses said the 12-year-old came under fire while sitting on a couch inside his home. “I said, ‘Oh my God, my girls! What’s going on?'” said Yami, a neighbor. “My neighbors were targeted. I don’t know who meant to do that.”

The multiple gunshots were heard before 12:30 a.m., near Southwest 132nd Avenue and Southwest 278th Street.

According to a man who said he’s a family friend, he was inside of the bullet-riddled home. “They just went right by my face,” said the man. “Right by my face as soon as it happened. I just ducked down and I ran.”

Miami-Dade Police said the man wasn’t hit, but a 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg.

Bullet holes tore through a TV, struck walls and went through a couch where the child was, said the family friend. “He wasn’t screaming, he didn’t know he got shot until I told him he got shot,” said the man. “I wrapped his leg up and called police.”

“I’m afraid,” said Yami. “I’m very afraid because I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know if it’s going to happen again. I’m concerned as a parent.”

The boy is expected to be OK after undergoing surgery.

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 $1,000 reward.

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