MIAMI GARDENS -- Four people, including an 11-year-old boy at football practice, were wounded in a shooting at a South Florida park Wednesday, police and witnesses said.
The boy and three adults were taken to Ryder Medical Center in Miami with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, said Miami Gardens police Capt. Ralph Suarez. Ten to 12 shots were fired in all. Suarez said the shots appeared to come from outside the park and authorities were looking for a black Chevy Impala.
The victims’ names have not been released.
Ellison Etienne, a representative for the South Florida Football League, said the Miami Gardens Cowboys were practicing at the park. As the shots rang out, Etienne directed the boys to duck to the ground and evacuate the park. The shot child was conscious.
Etienne said the others injured were young men who had been playing basketball about 50 feet away from the football field.
“The friends that were with them were consoling them, holding them,” he said.
Bunche Park is located about 15 miles north of Miami’s downtown.