Police said they arrested the suspect in a shooting that prompted the lockdown of Miramar Elementary School and Somerset Academy. Elementary school student Mario Zuniga, Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues and concerned parent Angel Herrera spoke about the day's events.
The suspect of a shooting, which prompted the lockdown of two nearby schools, was arrested hours after the incident, police said.
For hours, Miramar Elementary School and Somerset Academy were on lockdown after a man was shot outside a warehouse at 2200 SW 60th Terrace. He was transported to Memorial Regional and his condition was unknown.
"We heard gunshots outside the building so had to go on red-code lockdown, and we had to stay in the classroom with safe, locked doors," said elementary student Mario Zuniga.
Police said the man was shot multiple times. The victim apparently knew the shooter, who fled in a vehicle, but was later arrested in Miami. The identity of the suspect wasn't immediately known.
"I'm just waiting for my kid and I thank God nothing happened inside the school. So that's the most important to me," said parent Angel Herrera.
The children were able to be picked up with the help of police and school administrators.