3-year-old boy dies in shooting at birthday party

3-year-old boy dies in shooting at birthday party

MIAMI, Florida – The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting in Golden Glades that left a 3-year-old boy dead and a woman injured, according to the police report.

Investigators reported that this Saturday after 8:00 pm, officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert at 26 Northeast Miami on 158th Street and discovered that a small child suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers quickly placed the boy in a police vehicle and took him to hospital, where he succumbed to his serious injuries, police reported.

When other officers arrived, they discovered a second victim who had also been shot. The Miami-Dade Fire Department transported the 21-year-old woman to Aventura Hospital in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were attending a child’s birthday party at the residence.

The subject who would have shot fled in an unknown direction and remains at large, while the investigation continues.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Stop Crime Line at (305)471-TIPS (8477).