Father, 1-year-old child shot in Miami Gardens, police say

Both victims airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A 27-year-old man and his 1-year-old child were shot Monday in Miami Gardens, police said.

Officer Carlos Austin, a spokesman for the Miami Gardens Police Department, said the shooting took place outside a home around 9 p.m. on Northwest 23rd Avenue. 

Austin said the man was shot in the chest several times. 

Paramedics airlifted the victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. The man and the child were both listed in critical condition.

Witnesses at the scene said the attack appeared to be a drive-by shooting.

"I am heartbroken to hear a child barely old enough to walk had to be air rescued after being shot," said Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said on Twitter. "My prayers for this child and the other victims of this senseless attack. How many more children will fall victim to violence in our neighborhoods?"

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.