Teen Behind Bars For Bus Stop Shooting
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WEST PARK (CBSMiami) — A teen arrested for allegedly shooting at a group of students at a bus stop in West Park appeared before a judge Saturday at bond court.
He was not released.
Broward Sheriff’s deputies arrested him Friday evening.
Deputies say he was attempting to shoot at a boy who was walking toward the bus stop behind Hallandale High School student Makeda Elliott was shot in the process.
She survived with minor injuries.
“She’s resting, just taking a rest and you know,” said her father, “she’s all right.”
He did not want to give his name, but he’s grateful she has just a minor injury to the neck after she was grazed by a bullet.
A lot of kids were nearby when it happened. “I heard like 3, 4 gunshots,” said Peter Anderson who was waiting for the bus, “then she went down and I just took off.”
Dozens of middle and high school students were here at the bus stop about 6:30 in the morning when the teen allegedly opened fire right in front of Watkins Elementary school on Southwest 52 Avenue south of Pembroke Road.
The victim’s father raced her to the hospital, not even waiting for an ambulance.
And the bus stop wasn’t the only scene. A bullet went flying through the wall of a nearby apartment.
“I was in the bed. I was sleeping,” explained a woman who did not want to give her name. She was jolted out of bed by a bullet whizzing just feet above her head while she slept. It left a hole in the wall. Her sister is grateful no one was hurt, but angry that someone had such little regard for others. “It’s just plain mean or evil, you could say,” she said. “i\It’s really scary to know that something like that can happen and kids can get injured because somebody is irresponsible.”
The teen faces charges of premeditated attempted murder, felony murder and shooting at an occupied dwelling.