Police are looking for the gunman who opened fire upon a home late Wednesday, injuring 11-year-old Kayla Duncan.
The shooting happened in the 1700 block of Northwest 193rd Street about 10 p.m. Witnesses told police they saw a white Dodge Neon driving along Northwest 17th Avenue prior to the shooting.
"The shooter did get out of the car, pointed in the direction of the residence, and fired," said Miami Gardens police spokesman Det. Mike Wright.
Duncan was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Police haven't released a motive in the shooting.
"I never thought it would be any trouble around here," said Eryka Williams, a neighbor.
It was the fourth shooting reported in the city since Sunday when a 19-year-old man was killed. Late Monday, police fatally shot a man accused of killing his stepfather. Another man was shot Wednesday.
"It's crippling our community and its ability to feel safe," said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III.
Gilbert said the police department is increasing patrols throughout the city. The FBI has been working with Miami Garden on crime suppression since last summer.
"We're taking a zero tolerance attitude. We are enforcing curfew very strictly," he added. "If your kids don't want to be approached, keep them in the house."
Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.