Three, Including Pregnant Woman, Shot In Coconut Grove

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Gunfire erupted in Coconut Grove overnight Tuesday and ended with three people injured.

The shooting happened just before midnight at Grand Avenue and Elizabeth Street, according to Miami Police.

Two men and a woman identified by friends as Chelsey Rogers were hurt.

Miami Police said Rogers, who is seven months pregnant, was shot in the arm. Her boyfriend- 34-year-old Clarence Leonard – was shot in the groin and arm.

His aunt, Lisa Riley, told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that it shouldn’t have happened.

“He’s an innocent person. He was an innocent bystander, they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Riley.

Leonard’s mother, Sandra Riley, said, “How would you feel if your child, your son was hit? How would you feel? They are going to be captured. That’s all I can say. I feel like any other parent right now. I would be upset if this happened to any other child, not just mine.”

“What would you like to say to the people who did this,” asked D’Oench.

“They know better,” responded Riley. “This was a pregnant woman. They should know better. Why would they do this to her. She didn’t hurt anyone. It doesn’t make any sense. This violence needs to stop.”

Two friends of Rogers said they were saddened by the shooting.

“It’s crazy,” said one friend who identified herself as Keesha. “I am just speechless. I don’t know what happened. She’s a good person. It’s her first pregnancy. I guess she was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Another friend of Rogers who did not want to give her name said, “It’s bad. It is really bad what happened to her. This should not have happened.”

A second man was shot in the leg. All three were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they were listed as stable.

Police have not said what connection there is between the three people who were hurt or what prompted the shooting.

The did say they were able to recover a gun at the scene but it is unclear if it is connected to the shooting.

Anyone with information should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). There is a reward of up to $1,000. Callers can remain anonymous.

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