Counselors were on-hand Thursday at the Liberty Square Community Center where a 10-year-old boy was caught in the crossfire Wednesday night.
That boy was simply riding his bike in a place that is supposed to be a safe haven, when he was caught in a hail of gunfire. The shooting prompting an outcry over yet another case of senseless violence.
One of the bullets hit a slide at the community center. Police say three people just came up to the basketball court and started firing, hitting the 10-year-old in the leg.
His mother is concerned for her son and angered by the gunmen who put him in the hospital.
"They not telling me nothing... they need to get their a**, that's what they need to do. He ain't nothing but a child," she said Wednesday night.
"The thing is, it's a senseless shooting. And when we mean senseless there's no reason why someone will come shoot up a playground, shoot an innocent child that's playing on the playground," said Eric Thompson, who works at the community center.
In two months, four teenagers and kids were shot and killed in Miami. Counselors at the at Liberty Square Community Center on Thursday said they are worried now that school is out for the year.
"We are concerned about the summer because the summer we have a free summer camp. And this summer camp serves about 300 kids and it's free of charge," Thompson said.
A tutor for an after school program at the community center said he saw the news about the shooting and immediately worried if it was one his kids. It was not, but he returned Thursday to make a point.
"No I'm not worried at all. Okay. We can't let those incidents disrupt the lives and activities that are supposed to be inflow for the community because that way it wins out," said Walter Dennis.
If you know anything about Wednesday night's shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.