MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A triple shooting early Tuesday morning in Northwest Miami-Dade landed two males and a female in the hospital with gunshot wounds.
Just before 7:30 a.m., police received reports of shots fired in the area of NW 21st Avenue and NW 85th Street. Arriving officers found two people who had been shot in their legs. They were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
A third person, who had been shot in the back and leg, drove himself to North Shore Medical Center and was later transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Miami-Dade Det. Daniel Ferrin told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that those who were shot included a 15-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man.
Cleo Waring identified the girl as her daughter, Samantha Isom. She said her daughter’s condition had stabilized.
That is remarkable because Waring said that her daughter had been shot 6 times: once in the chest, once in the left leg and 5 times in the right leg.
“I am feeling a numbness,” said Waring. “When I heard about this, I dropped everything and ran over to the hospital. I am hearing that this was gang related and she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I just hope people do not come after her and thank God she is alive.”
Waring said, “This is terrible what is going on in the street. My daughter had runaway before from Citrus and I have been working with DCF trying to get help for her but it has been tough. I just need help for her. She needs help.”
Clarinet Acosta said she was asleep in her home when she was jolted awake by a loud noise.
“I heard the gunfire and then I felt it fall on my hand. I woke up when the bullet fell on my finger. My house got dark because of all the dust. I got scared and I dropped to the ground,” said Acosta. “I had gone to bed late, because I wasn’t feeling well. When I hear the bang, I find the bullet in my bed.”
She now knows how close she was to danger. Police said the bullet that pierced her wall was just one of many fired off in the shooting.
Acosta has lived in the neighborhood for a while and has always felt safe up until now.
“I am scared. I am scared of living here. This is horrific. This has never happened here. This is the first time in 12 years that I’ve been living here,” she said.
Police have not said what may have led to the shooting.
Det. Ferrin said police were not looking for any suspects but he could not elaborate. He said detectives would be interviewing all of those who were shot.
CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.