MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Three people, including a teenager, were wounded Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the West Perrine neighborhood of southwest Miami-Dade County, police said.
The shooting occurred while the victims were sitting on the front porch of their home on Southwest 174th Terrace near 103rd Avenue.
Miami-Dade police Detective Argemis Colome said a dark-colored vehicle, occupied by three masked people armed with handguns, pulled up to the home and the people inside began firing at the victims.
He said a man, woman and 15-year-old boy were injured in the drive-by shooting.
Friends told Local 10 News reporter Andrew Perez that the victims were a 42-year-old mother and her two sons, the eldest of whom is 20.
"They were innocent bystanders," family friend Yvonne Wright said. "She bothers nobody. She bothers nobody, and she raised her children properly."
Colome said the man was taken to Jackson South Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, while the woman was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to her arm. They were both listed in stable condition.
Friends said the woman has since been released from the hospital.
Colome said the boy was shot in the back and taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.
"This drive-by gun violence -- they need to stop it," Wright said. "They need to stop all this violence because it doesn't make any sense. You got innocent children."
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.