MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — More than 100 residents showed up to a rally for peace in Miami Gardens Saturday  to show that they are all in one accord despite recent violence in their neighborhood.

“As a mother I’m afraid to send my kids out because I don’t know if they are going to come home,” said Yolanda West, a mother.

West along with another residents are hopeful they can change that.

West  was one of more than a hundred people who showed up for the peace rally Saturday but as those residents were rallying for peace  a teen was shot multiple times Saturday  afternoon near NE 195 Street and North Miami Ave. He is in critical condition being treated at Ryder Trauma Center.

Friday afternoon another person was gunned down and 48 hours before that a 16-year old was shot and killed in a resident’s front yard.

In response to the recent shootings, the mayor of Miami Gardens Oliver Gilbert says he is confident they will be able to turn things around but it will take some time.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Check Your BracketEnter our national Bracket Challenge game for a chance to win $5,000 Amex gift card.
Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.

Watch & Listen LIVE