Teen Shot in Miami-Dade Park Dies of Injures

Police say Keimouria Gardner, 17, was sitting on a bench when she was struck by a stray bullet.

Monday, Mar 24, 2014  |  Updated 6:55 AM EDT
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Two victims of a Northwest Miami-Dade park shooting, including a 17-year-old who was shot by a stray bullet while sitting on a bench,  has died of her injures, police said.

Two victims of a Northwest Miami-Dade park shooting, including a 17-year-old who was shot by a stray bullet while sitting on a bench, has died of her injures, police said.

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A 17-year-old who was shot by a stray bullet while sitting on a bench at a Northwest Miami-Dade park has died of her injures, police said.

Keimouria Gardner was one of three people shot at Soar Park Teen Center at 120 NW 83rd Street Wednesday, according to Miami-Dade Police. Police said she was an innocent bystander in the shooting.

One of two male victims, Herchel Belizaire, has also died, while 22-year-old Willie Williamson has been released from the hospital.

Gardner's stepmother said earlier this week that the shooting still feels "surreal."

"We see it on the news, we read about it, but we never think it will happen so close to home, and here we are," the woman, who identified herself as Gina, said.

It is unclear if the other victims were standing in the park or in a parked car when the shooting occurred, police said.

No other information was immediately available. Anyone who may be able to help police in the investigation are urge to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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