Toddler, Relative Shot in Homestead

Police are investigating after a man and a toddler were shot in Homestead Saturday night.

According to Miami-Dade Police, 2 unknown men were arguing just before 11 p.m. Saturday near SW 307th Street and SW 152nd Avenue. Police say 21-year-old Elijah McCarthy observed the dispute and knew one of the individuals. When McCarthy approached the men, he and 15-month old Ameena Brown were shot.

McCarthy drove himself and Brown to Homestead Hospital with gunshot wounds. The toddler was later transported to Ryder Trauma Center where she is listed in stable condition.

Police have not yet released information on the relationship between McCarthy and Brown. The men involved in the original dispute fled in an unknown direction.

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