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Girl Hurt in Shooting at Miami Gardens Home

Girl hit with glass after gunmen fire dozens of shots at home



    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    A young girl was hospitalized early Wednesday when she was hit by glass shards after gunmen fired dozens of shots at a Miami Gardens home, police and family members said.

    Police say about 10 people were inside the home at Northwest 207th Street and 23rd Avenue when the shots rang out just after 2 a.m.

    No one inside was hit by bullets but a 6-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after she was hit with glass shards, police said.

    "My baby was laying on this pillow and there's another pillow with her blood on it," said the girl's mother , who said her name was Gina but wouldn't provide a last name . "I was asleep so it sounded like popcorn."

    About 70 bullets were fired into the home, police said.

    "For someone to do this heartless, this act, they don't know what the repercussions are behind it," Miami Gardens Police spokesman Carlton Coleman said. "I don't think you'd go and shoot into an abandoned house, so I don't know if it's retaliation from something or not."

    Family members said the house was riddled with bullets, and it was a miracle no one was hit.

    "It's always sad when anybody gets their house shot up," said a family member who only wanted to be identified as T.J. "Very blessed not to have gotten shot."

    "Very surprising, with 70 rounds of course," Coleman said. "If it is just fragments from the bullet or the glass we're thankful that that's it."

    Police haven't given a motive for the shooting or given descriptions of any possible suspects. They're still investigating the shooting. 

    "My worst thoughts was that my baby girl was dead because she was just laying on the couch," Gina said. "Blood just come running down her face."

    The girl's mother said the family will not stay in the home they have rented for the last two years. They are going to back to Atlanta.

    "It's something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy," she said.

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