A 6-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting while playing outside an apartment in northwest Miami-Dade, police said.
The Miami-Dade Police Department identified the boy in a news release as King Carter, who was in the first grade at a local elementary school.
"I ran everywhere around asking, 'Where is King?' And me, I had to find my son with his eyes open. Me! I found my son, man," said the young boy's father, Santonio Carter, during an anti-violence vigil held Sunday.
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Miami-Dade County Police and Fire Rescue responded to reports of a shooting at the 1200 block of northeast 103rd lane. Investigators said Carter and other children were playing outside the apartments Saturday afternoon when two men got out of a dark four-door sedan and opened fire.
It's not clear who was the intended target, but Carter was struck and rushed to Jackson Ryder Memorial Center, where he later died.
Police said the two shooters got back into the car and sped off. Witnesses said a third person was driving.
Police were also investigating a drive-by shooting near Van. E. Blanton Elementary School located at 10327 NW 11th Ave. It's not clear if the two are connected.
Miami Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime also spoke during Sunday's vigil: "Please tell us that you saw something. Tell the police department that you want to be a part of solving this problem.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged call police or crime stoppers 305-471-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 has been offered for tips leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspect. All callers will remain anonymous.