MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – A woman and her son were hospitalized Sunday night after they were hit by gunfire trying the leave their Miami apartment building. Police say they were unintended victims, and believe the gunshots were meant for someone else.
The shooting happened Sunday night in the Town Park apartment complex, at 1700 block of NW 5th Avenue in Miami.
“An innocent family leaving the parking lot, unsuspecting. Out of nowhere you have individuals that rode up on a bike,” said Miami Police Detective Keandra Simmons.
Detective Simmons said gunfire rang out, and the woman and her son were hit.
Police do not believe the shooter or shooters were aiming at the woman and her son, and said they got on their bikes and left.
“They weren’t the intended target,” Detective Simmons said, “but unfortunately, they were shot as they were going about their daily routine.”
The woman and her son were not officially identified. They were taken by Miami Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still searching for the shooter or shooters.