“Grandma, I’ve Been Shot” Said Girl Hurt In Gang Related Mass Shooting

NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fourteen people have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history.

The shooting took place around 9:30 p.m. outside the Funeraria Latina Emanuel funeral home at 14990 W. Dixie Highway Friday night.

One of the victims, a 43-year-old man, died outside the funeral home, authorities said. The other, a 27-year-old man, died at the hospital. Witnesses at the funeral home had said one of the two people killed was shot in the chest. Their names have not been released.

A 5-year-old girl, identified by her family as Mckayla, was shot in the leg and hospitalized at Jackson Memorial Hospital along with eleven other victims.

Mckayla’s grandmother told CBS4’s Maggie Newland that the girl has a bullet lodged in her leg bone that doctors do not plan on removing, however, she should fully recover. The grandmother said she was on the phone with Mckayla when the barrage of bullets began and the girl said, “Grandma, I’ve been shot.”

Aventura Police Sgt. Chris Goranitis told CBS4 News the funeral was for 21-year-old Morvin Andre who died on March 16th, one day after he jumped from the 4th to 2nd floor of the Aventura Mall parking garage in an effort to escape pursuit by Bloomingdale’s loss prevention employees.

The Medical Examiner ruled his death a suicide because he chose to jump rather than be apprehended, according to Goranitis.

Meantime, a senior police commander told CBS4 investigative reporter Jim DeFede that Andre had some connection to several South Florida gangs and some of those gang members were in attendance at his wake to pay their respects.

The commander said someone at the wake touched Andre’s body in the casket in a way that other gangs took as disrespectful. This led to an argument inside the funeral home which spilled out to the street.

Members of one gang retrieved an assault rifle and a handgun from a car and opened fire at other gang members in front of the funeral home, according to the CBS4 source.

Investigators believe that a white vehicle may be involved, according to Miami-Dade Police.

Pastor A.D. Lenoir Sr., who presided over the funeral service for Morvin Andre, said it was a chaotic scene after the shooting and he tried to calm everyone down.

“It was horrific, people were going crazy, screaming, running, just chaos.”

funeral home shooting covered body Grandma, Ive Been Shot Said Girl Hurt In Gang Related Mass Shooting

The covered body of a victim killed in a mass shooting outside a North Miami funeral home on Friday, March 30, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Pastor Lenoir was with the victim who died on the scene. “It’s horrible seeing someone pass on like that.”

Lenoir had a message to community following the shooting.

“It’s horrible the way our young people are responding to anger, to frustration, to their fears, to whatever issues they’re experiencing, it’s a low-down shame and I think it should quit. If you have problems, I think you should talk to your pastor, talk to someone that can help you, not to respond violently.”

Witness Jacques Leonet agreed.

“It’s more than crazy. They are destroying the community.”

No arrests have been made.

A total of 14 people were shot which makes it one of the worst mass shootings in the history of South Florida.

Click Here to read about the history of mass shootings in South Florida.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers (305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477

Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip” Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.


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    Did they have hoodies on?

    • Floyd Hyland

      Just those “refined” Obama voters.

    • Dave

      And did they look like they could be Obummer’s sons?

    • sam8131

      Do eskimos where hoodies?

      • farmgirl

        “That would be “English” reachers.

      • davesfotowerks

        farmgirl: That would be English “teachers”

      • Max

        Yeah cause it’s damn cold. It was 87 here and gangstas were wearing them yesterday.

      • sam8131

        wear; sorry all you english teachers.

  • Dave

    Reminds me of the”religion of peace”. Must be the religion of piece.

    • Al

      I think Funeraria Latina Emanuel would be a Christian establishment.

  • nole

    What a bunch of low life thugs, wish they’d all kill each other off so the rest of society could live without their sorry butts.

    • thad

      the most intelligent comment i have read so far. thank you sir.

      • Alfred

        thad, ALL of the sarcastic commentary by white posters here, is WELL WARRANTED, and ABSOLUTELY JUSTIFIED.

      • thad

        alfred, i meant nole

      • thad

        alfred, i was in complete agreement with thad. you obviously did not get it.

      • Dace

        It’s very telling Alfred

    • Jimbo

      eq, how delightfully insensitive… don’t you know you’re supposed to be sad, frustrated, or angry? At least some of us understand these beasts.

  • snouts

    Always make a connection to “white” Note: white vehicle was involved


      Al Sharpton is now calling for a boycott of white vehicals!

      • Tom

        I’m going to call for a boycott on giving free food and free rent to people who spend money (not even theirs) on Rims and $300 Nikes.

        Al, Louie, & Jesse would NEVER boycott that kind of BEHAVIOR just like they’d never call for an end to the kind of savagery seen here.

  • steve

    Blacks are in the middle of their own cultural war. Its OK if they have their own cultural war, it is dearly needed. Just win it for the idea of actually joining civilization , not sitting on the sidelines saying they are a victim of civilization to maintain a war against all other races and themselves

    • Brock

    • picomanning

      Call him a man. Not a Black man!

    • Dace

      The hell are you talking about? You guys make such grand assumptions about stuff you know nothing about.

      • TimetoFaceFacts

        He’s talking about black culture’s inability to repudiate “thug” and “ghetto” culture. As long as such a large percentage of black’s engage in parasitical behavior it doesn’t matter what the rest do. They will tear things down faster than the rest can build it up.

      • Al

        What do you mean “you guys”?

  • old white guy

    i too was wondering was it black gang members, white gang members, cuban gang members, mexican gang members…. there needs to be more information.

    • Danbury

      If any bad guys are white, the media makes it known and will dredge up a high school photo. If black, no mention of race is made and no photos shown.

      It’s the code of the Main Stream Media.

      • TED

        No high school photo b/c the black bad kids have no hope in life, do not value human life, much less show up for school (and school photo day). The part that sucks most about this is the good kids of ALL races are the ones often caught in the crossfire. I just wish the bad kids had better aim so the good ones could not die senselessly. Damn shame…

      • Wednesday

        Upstanding citizens concerned about anti-white mainstream media bias should boycott their products. Write a letter explicitly detailing why you will no longer watch their television programs & movies, why you are canceling your subscription, why you will no longer purchase media from their record labels, etc. If the media Corporations can understand one thing clearly, it’s the huge hit a strong boycott by White America would have on their bottom lines.
        Enough is enough. Withdraw your support, and tell them why.

      • DJ

        Well, the article DID go out of its way to state that “a WHITE vehicle may be involved.” So there you go ..

      • Temlar X

        Exactly, in the Main Stream (controlled) Media, truth is a casualty!

      • tirmite

        Uh…. maybe no high school photo because they skipped school that day/week/month/year.

    • Denise

      It’s Blacks. Why are you even ASKING?

    • Dave-O

      I know you’re kidding. Morvin Andre’? ‘Low-Down Shame’?

    • George "Hoody" Z

      I believe it was “White Hispanic” gang members

      • Boniva

        Thumbs Up!

  • Anjinsan

    I want to know where Andre got touched. Its like when they report on a rape with a foreign object! Hell man, tell me what it was!.

  • susan

    Where are the “self ordained” reverends???? I guess the life of a black man is not precious when he is shot and killed by other black men.

    What a disgrace these race baiters are!!!!!!!!

    • lwlfnm

      Its an open season now in the hood. Back in Feb it was not.

    • mark

      its called fear susan. the reverends are afraid to criticize these gang for fear of reprisal

      • Jimbo

        Fear of passing the hat and coming back empty!

    • RosefromTN

      I’m southern, white, sr. citizen, woman – conservative to the bone. I am priviledged to know some damn fine black people, some of them are male, and guess what…thier lives are precious to me.

      You try to be kinder. Color does not matter. What matters is the design of the heart. If it’s a wicked heart, then a nice 1911 Colt 45 is good to have around. I think a Bersa 380 in the glove box is good also.

      • Ricardoh

        Rose from tn The sorry truth is in all these hundreds maybe thousands of Black on Black murders we read about every year I never read a post from a Black person identifying themselves as Black and saying I am sick and tired of the killings and I am not going to take it anymore. I know they must feel that way but they keep electing poverty pimps instead of people of substance.

      • John

        For every 1 decent black person i have met, I can think of 10 or more others who are ghetto and pure garbage.. Sorry 1 doesnt justify the many.

    • TimetoFaceFacts

      Harder to play to “white guilt” that way. I don’t understand white guilt frankly in 2012. I don’t know anyone in my demographic who’s exploited a minority for anything. In fact white Americas 6-40 has been programmed to bend over backward to forgive, bend over and extol the virtues of minorities and multiculturalism.

      Look at the facts though. Blacks commit the most violent crimes against blacks, then against whites, and white crime against blacks is a far distant third despite the population differences. Perhaps it’s time for the rest of America to starting screaming for “justice”.

    • Phil

      The Rev’s have a built in army in these gangs. When the war begins they will have seasoned experienced soldiers to man the front lines.

      • SpoonDRT

        Average “assault’ rifle-30rds per magazine. Average hand gun-15rds per mag. Let’s say both weapons were emptied. That’s 45rds fired into a crowd and only 14 hit with 2 killed. Take 100,000 of these so-called seasoned warriors with assault rifles against 100,000 hillbilly/rednecks with single shot rifles and you’d have 100,000 dead blacks and about 12,000 wounded hillbilly/rednecks, 2000 dead. Whites alone outnumber blacks 4 1/2 to one. According to the 2010 census, there about 6million more hispanic/latinos than blacks. If they try to go to war with whites and hispanics, the “war” would not last long. It would be over before the UN would even try to get involved.

  • Jay Davis

    The only pary that they are willing to give a description of is the ‘white’ car. Can you charge a car with a hate crime?

  • lobodude

    Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton need to hurry down to North Miami and take care of that racial injustice perpetrated by that white car!

    • 51Phantom

      If Obama had to buy his own car I’m sure it would look just like the one the victim had.

    • Sanjaya

      Jesse and Al should make a statement by martyring themselves at a gang shooting.

    • George "Hoody" Z

      it was actually a white hispanic car

      • jbspry

        That would be a BMW with hydraulic lifts, right?

  • Mike

    Maybe they will have a walk out at the high school again in protest. This time the kids will go East to the CVS,

    • Jimbo

      I’m so mad, I’m gettin ready to loot a Walgreens for some Skittles.

      • deucerider

        I would joing you Jimbo but my poppa took my hoodie away for a week.

  • 5745745745

    Names alone are sufficient to discern the race/ethnicity of the perpetrators.

    • Robby


    • SwampThizzle

      One of these days black criminals are going to wise up and stop giving their kids such goofy names. Then we’ll be in trouble.

      • Shaniqua

        No, they won’t. They’re not intelligent enough to figure it out. So I think we’re safe for many years to come.

  • james

    As a democrat, i say now that i’m getting as far away from the dems as i can. I can’t even but up a little bit of an argument for this party. I hope the republicans will have me back.

    • TH FROM MC

      We will take you back with open arms. We trust you have learned your lesson.

    • Right

      When you really need to show uo is in Nov when we have a chance to make a change in the White House.Please don’t miss that. Welcome home:)

    • MDWhite

      There’s an old saying that a mindless mob (re: democratic party) goes crazy collectively, but can only comes to its senses one individual at a time.You’re more than welcome back to the fold.

    • FusterCluck

      My BS detector is going off…

    • Tami

      Arms wide open my friend!

    • Musicman

      Yes they will, and bring as many as possible with you…

    • that guy

      We’ll take you back, buddy. As long as you don’t do it again!

  • the truth will set you free

    those damn white people have to be stopped

    • watson

      With open arms, our counry needs you.

  • Pants

    So 14 people were shot at a funeral and they need help from crime stoppers? Oh, I forgot, with these people not “snitching” is more important than a loved one actually being murdered.

    • Super16

      14 people shot and and only 2 dead. Serious marksmanship issues.

      • zig zag

        This is where the NRA steps in. Maybe we have a coalition.

      • Wowda Melns

        Try holding a pistol in one hand and shoot sideways out of a moving hooptie.. See how YOUR aim is, Mr. Know-it-All!

      • Fluidizer

        They should get “free” lessons.

      • 11 11

        Outstanding, simply outstanding.

    • daveh

      That’s the key. They won’t snitch.
      Better to live in fear, than to snitch.
      Snitches get stitches, so sad.
      What a code to live by, just shameful, nothing is sacred.

      • Jimbob

        Soooo, these 14 people were “snitches”? Hate to see what happens to the tight lipped people…
        …oh, wait the silent got shot!!! GREAT LOGIC!

    • thewhitehispaniccar

      When fear is more important than Love we have lost.

  • BucksnortsRush

    LOL!! So THAT’s where Zimmerman is…

  • Clumbaby

    Does Florida have a criminal population or what?

    • Joe Friday

      not in the rich cracka parts.

      • 1stworlder

        Do you mean the gated communities with watch captains?

    • sam8131

      Yes, stay away!

  • Rast

    “I have just learned that nothing of that funeral is now left; but this is no loss, for there is abundance of material for another.” — Mark Twain

    • ramzie


    • deimos

      “I have never wished another person to die but I have read a lot of obituaries with a great deal of glee.” — Mark Twian

  • jerryg

    A white vehicle ? Hey, big mouth Sharpton…there’s your culprit right there !

    • Forgive Me

      Shame on me but I thought the same thing! Racist, cracker car no doubt.

    • buyitcheap

      LMAO Excellent!

    • Who is John Galt


    • femmefatale

      hahaha! that was funny!
      But unfortunately, the pastor is sooooo correct. Our youth, especially black and Hispanic youth have absolutely zero coping skills – you “disrespect” them (and that definition will vary w/each person), they resort to violence. Somehow they blame everyone else but themselves for the disarray in the community…

  • ohrly

    So the lesson is….”don’t touch a dead latino gang members body when it’s in the casket”.

    • Kevin

      Don’t try to spin this as latino… It’s black, black, and plain black…

    • Fluidizer

      Nah, you can touch ’em all you want. Hug ’em, kiss ’em, whatever you like. Just don’t touch them in a disrespectful way, or the bullets will fly.
      So keep your finger’s out of the corpse’s nose.

      • Chris in LV

        somebody’s down low hook up for sure…

        i’ll bet the gang member tried stealing something shiny off the dead one.

  • Capt Obvious

    Of course they just HAD to be driving a White car. Sheesh

  • Kingfish

    Maybe George Bush’s, he is blamed for everything else.

  • D

    who really cares? as long as these people keep kill’in their own, they are doing a great service for America, you keep on kill’in boy’s great work

    • flomama

      Population control since they have no accountability or resposiblity.

      • lwlfnm

        Not fast enough

  • stephaniegorman

    Animals. A 5 year old shot? No arrests? Where is the outrage?

    • dwstick

      The White House has directed the lamestream news media and civil rights leaders to keep all outrage focused on the Martin/Zimmerman incident.

      • brian

        don’t you mean the blockhouse. we whiteys don’t matter. barrack obama hates white people

  • Wally

    Drive by shooting…although it may have happened I don’t remember hearing or reading about a white drive by…anyone? To me it’s a cowards way of settling a score.

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