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Four Children Hit by Bullets When Gunmen Fire on Park

Two masked men drove up to Miami's West Little River Park yesterday around 6 p.m. and began firing. Four children, one as young as 3 years old, were hit by stray bullets. None of the injuries was life-threatening. 


"I saw this black car pull up, and three guys jumped out in masks. They took out AK-47s and started shooting toward the park," witness Lillian Towles tells NBCMiami .


The park, on 2326 NW 84th St., was packed with children while many youth football teams and cheerleading squads were practicing.

A 3-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet while being held by a 16-year-old girl, who was also hit. Two other boys, 11 and 13, were hit while practicing football. None of the injuries is life-threatening, but all the children were taken to the hospital. 

The gunmen appeared to be using an AK-47 and a high-caliber hand gun and were targeting another group of men. None of those men was hit.

The two gunmen fled the scene in separate vehicles.

Police are looking for a blue Dodge Challenger and a black Ford Fusion or a Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.


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