MIAMI (CBS4) – A little girl injured during a drive-by shooting in Miami on Sunday has been released from the hospital.

Miami Police are investigating the incident after 8-year-old Danejah Peterson and another man were shot.

According to the girl’s grandmother, Danajah was walking home with her mother near Northwest 12th Street and First Place in Overtown just before midnight when someone in a truck started shooting.

“I just heard gun shots, they was just firing,” said Danajah’s grandmother Deborah Peterson. “I started hollering and hollering and I passed out after I found out that she had got hit.”

Danajah was hit by one bullet in the buttocks. Miami Fire Rescue said a second bullet hit an 18 to 20 year old male in the right arm.

“I thank God that she didn’t get hit in her head or her chest and I didn’t lose her,” said Peterson.

Danajah was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center where she was treated and released Monday afternoon. The male was also taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Peterson family says they don’t know the man who was hit or if he was the intended target.

“How can people do that and so many kids live over there” said Peterson. “People have no remorse they don’t think about the kids.”

Witnesses said the shooter was in a red pickup truck. If you have any information call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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