Four Shot, Including 11-Year-Old, In Drive-By Shooting At Youth Football Game
At 7:30 last night, Bunche Park was humming with activity -- pickup basketball games scuffling on the asphalt, young football players running drills, and moms and dads enjoying the cool November weather. Then a black Chevy Impala slowly drove past and rained at least a dozen bullets on the crowd, scattering the athletes and leaving four wounded, including an 11-year-old in football pads.The shooting, ironically, happened just hours after Miami Gardens cops and federal agents announced a huge bust of illegal weapons dealers blocks from Bunche Park.
The shooters seemed to be aiming at the basketball courts, where three adults were hit by the gunfire, says Miami Gardens police Capt. Ralph Suarez.
A cop nearby heard the gunfire and ran to the scene, where he also found the 11-year-old victim who'd been hit by a stray round.
"These guns are horrific killing machines," she told the paper. "They weren't meant to be out on the streets."
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