Boy shot in leg while playing in West Perrine, authorities say

Victim in good condition at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg early Monday afternoon in West Perrine, authorities said.

The shooting was reported shortly before 1 p.m. at 17780 SW 104th Ave, just feet from a park where children play.

"The little boy -- he was shot in the legs -- both of the back of his legs," a witness told Local 10 News reporter Liane Morejon. 

Miami-Dade police said shots were heard in the area before the boy was hit by a stray bullet.

A witness said he was shot in the front yard of his home.

"He kept saying it was burning, so that's how they realized he got shot," she said. 

The boy was airlifted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where he is listed in good condition. 

Authorities do not believe the boy was the target of the shooting, but said no one else was injured. 

No other details were immediately released.

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