Miami-Dade County

Officials Ask Public For Info After Children Injured in Shootings in Miami-Dade

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Officials are asking the public to come forward with information about two separate shootings in Miami-Dade that injured three children, including a 1-year-old boy.

The boy and a 7-year-old girl were among four people who were shot in a drive-by shooting Saturday night in the Brownsville community of northwest Miami-Dade.

The shooting happened in the area of Northwest 51st Street and 29th Avenue, according to Miami-Dade police.

A neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said the children were in a parked car in front of a home with their mother and uncle when a car drove by and fired multiple shots.

"This type of indiscriminate violence is unconscionable and we as a community cannot become callous to it," Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said.

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho called for the community to say something if they saw something.

“Last night’s senseless drive-by shooting in Miami’s Brownsville neighborhood is a sad comment that even as our country and our community yearns for progress, justice and safety, there are those whose actions mock the meanings of those words," Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

Also on Saturday night, surveillance video at a different crime scene in southwest Miami-Dade captured the barrage of bullets that struck at least four people, including a 14-year-old boy.

"Overnight, senseless gun violence strikes again. Distraught to find out that a teen in our community was shot and injured at a party," Carvalho said in a tweet. Police have yet to confirm that the shooting happened at a party.

Anyone who has any information on the shootings is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Any tips that lead to an arrest or filing of criminal charges may be eligible for a reward.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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