Miami-Dade County

Man Arrested After 4 People, Including 2 Young Children, Shot in SW Miami-Dade

Alfonzo Amaker, 30, faces four counts of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting incident

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Police have arrested a man who they say shot four people, including two young children, during an argument at a family gathering in southwest Miami-Dade early Sunday morning.

Alfonzo Amaker, 30, faces four counts of attempted second-degree murder in the shooting incident that took place just after 2 a.m.

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Alfonzo Amaker

The shooting happened following an argument in a residential area on Pierce Street, just off of Southwest 152nd Avenue, police said.

The altercation happened inside the home during a family gathering, police said.

A witness on the scene said her pregnant daughter and two grandchildren -- ages 4 and 6 -- were shot during the argument.

“When you add the component of children, innocent children, to this type of tragedy it takes it to a whole new level," MDPD's Angel Rodriguez said. “We’re just very thankful in this case that the children are going to be ok."

The identities of the adults -- ages 27 and 42 -- have not yet been released.

The Miami-Dade Police department said the victims were transported to area hospitals and are currently in stable condition.

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