MIAMI (CBS4) – An elderly southwest Miami-Dade woman was rushed to the hospital after she was shot by her grandson.
A South Florida grandmother is recovering after being shot in her own home by her grandson.
Miami-Dade police said they sent officers to check out reports of a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m. inside a home at SW 223rd Street and 117th Place in Goulds.
When they arrived they found 83-year-old Marian Hill with a gunshot wound to the leg. She was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center.
“I was scared. I was really scared,” said the woman’s daughter Lisa Hill.
Hill said she heard shots and found her mother bleeding on the floor. Hall’s family said she was shot as a result of a fight over a missing cell phone.
Investigators say Kenneth Smith, 23, and his brother Robert Hill, 28, were fighting over the phone when Hall tried to break it up.
“Inside the home one of the brothers armed himself with a firearm where he intended to shoot at the brother and struck the grandmother in the leg,” said Det. Robin Pinkard with the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Police say Smith fired multiple shots at his brother. He missed and instead hit Hall once in the leg.
“That’s messed up, that’s real messed up,” said a neighbor Krystal Rodriguz.
Smith has been charged with aggravated assault on person over 65 years of age, aggravated assault with a firearm and battery.