Andrew Pestano

Teen Girl Struck Twice as Group of Kids Run From Gunfire in Opa-locka

A 15-year-old girl was shot twice in Opa-locka Wednesday night but she is expected to survive.

The Opa-locka police chief said a group of kids aged between 8 years to 16 years were walking down a street at about 8:30 p.m. when they heard gunshots and began to run.

It was not until they stopped running upon reaching a house decorated with Christmas lights that the 15-year-old girl realized she was shot.

"It's time to put the weapons down. It’s time to stop shooting harming or hurting one another," the chief said.

Anyone with information and who wants to remain anonymous can call Miami Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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