MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A rapper who was with two children died on Friday after a shooting just east of Miami-Dade County’s Country Walk neighborhood.
Quality Control, a record label, identified the rapper as 28-year-old Shandler Beaubien, better known as Wavy Navy Pooh. He was driving a four-door Toyota Camry when he died at the intersection of Southwest 152nd Street and Southwest 127the Avenue.
“In the front seat, there was a one-year-old child in a car seat that easily could have been struck by gunfire and taken his life,” said Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
There was also a 5-year-old child in the back seat with an adult. They weren’t injured either. Zabaleta said one of the children was celebrating a birthday.
Zabaleta said the shooter was in a four-door gray Lexus that sped away westbound on Southwest 152nd Street, police said.
Local 10 News has learned that more than 80 shell casings were found at the crime scene and that at least one of the guns used was semi-automatic.
The fatal shooting prompted the closure of the coronavirus testing site at Zoo Miami for the rest of the night.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477