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3 Minors Hospitalized as Police Investigate Shooting in Goulds Neighborhood

Three kids - ages 9, 14 and 17 - were hurt in Sunday afternoon shooting

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Three minors were hospitalized after a shooting inside a Goulds neighborhood Sunday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the shooting occurred at the 11300 block of Southwest 216th Street. Police says three minors, ages 9, 14 and 17 were injured.

The 9-year-old child was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Both the 14-year-old and 17-year-old minors were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. All three children were in stable condition.

Police have not yet released any information on a possible suspect or motive, but are asking for the public's help.

"At this particular point in time we don’t have a lot of information so we’re going to require the community’s assistance in providing additional information," Miami-Dade Police Det. Khristopher Welch said. "We should all be outraged at the fact that three juveniles were shot at in this area and in Miami-Dade County.”

Romania Dukes, who lost her 17-year-old son to gun violence in 2014 just blocks away from where Sunday's shooting happened, said people in the community need to speak up.

"I was devastated, I was hurt all over again," Dukes said. "I know they all are scared. We all are scared, but we can’t continue to let this be normal."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

This is a developing story. Please check back with NBC 6 on air or online for updates.

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