Teen airlifted to hospital after shooting at Homestead apartment complex

According to authorities, a 14-year-old was shot at an apartment complex off East Mowry Drive in Homestead.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Police in Miami-Dade County are investigating a shooting involving a minor.

According to authorities, a 14-year-old was shot Sunday at an apartment complex off East Mowry Drive in Homestead.

The teen was airlifted to Kendall Regional Hospital in what was described as very critical condition.

Police investigate after a teen was shot in Homestead. (WPLG)

Neighbors said the shooting did happen inside an apartment unit.

Police were observed interviewing residents of the complex, including someone who appeared to be another minor.

Local 10 did speak to a man living inside the unit where this happened.

While he didn’t say much, the man said the victim is his girlfriend’s grandson and he was visiting the apartment when this happened. He added that the teen is now doing OK.

Local 10 received reports that the shooting was accidental in nature, however detectives have not yet confirmed that.

The teen’s identity has also not been released.


About the Author:

Bridgette Matter joined the Local 10 News team as a reporter in July 2021. Before moving to South Florida, she began her career in South Bend, Indiana and spent six years in Jacksonville as a reporter and weekend anchor.