Police are investigating after a 2-year-old boy was shot in the head in northwest Miami-Dade Sunday.
The drive-by shooting happened in the 800 block of Northwest 75th Street, Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said.
On Sunday at about 4:30 a.m. the grandfather of the boy, Dreden Davis – who family members identified by his nickname, Shabba – was carrying the toddler outside his house on 75th Street, trying to get Shabba to go back to sleep.
Somebody pulled up and opened fire. Shabba was hit on the top of his head. His father Andre Davis, who was sitting inside his vehicle, was grazed, police said.
“Anybody that can open fire when there’s a baby around, they don't have no remorse, they don't have a heart at all, and I just want him brought to justice, that's all,” said his grandmother, Truda Hanna.
Family members initially said that the shooting happened after there was a knock on the door and the grandfather answered it with the boy in his arms.
Police responded and searched for the shooter, while medics rushed Shabba to Jackson Memorial Hospital. That is where he underwent surgery to remove the bullet, Hanna said.
She said it is a miracle that he lived.
Andre Davis, 30, was treated and released on the scene, police said.
Doctors were keeping the boy sedated but said they expect him to make a full recovery, Hanna said. Monday happens to be his second birthday.
“I want them brought to justice because of the simple fact that it was a toddler that they shot,” Hanna said.
Police said they are seeking a four-door, newer model white or silver Infiniti in connection with the shooting.