OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A child was shot in broad daylight on Saturday in Opa-locka.
According to police, two people were shooting at each other and an 8-year-old child was caught in the crossfire.
“The conflict happened ini the middle of the field where the kids play at,” said Latrice Harris, the boy’s aunt.
It happened early Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Dunad Avenue and Fisherman Street.
The child was shot in the area of their lower back or buttocks, Opa-locka police said.
“The bullet went in and exited out, so he is doing okay,” Harris said.
First responders rushed the child to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
Officers said they took two persons of interest into custody but did not reveal any additional information about the investigation.
“They’re shooting and making everybody a casualty of their war,” Harris said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.