MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Police announced they made an arrest in connection to a double shooting that injured two teens.
Authorities arrested 17-year-old Isaiah Bailey early Monday night. Bailey, who allegedly shot at Shania Lowery and Dayvon Davis, is facing one count of attempted felony murder with a firearm.
“I got shot in both. It’s bullet fragments in the one and there’s still a bullet in the other,” said Shania Lowery.
The 15 year old and her 16-year-old friend, Davis, were sitting outside her house when two guys walked by and opened fire. Bullets hit everywhere.
Shania’s mom Kim Lowery is stunned.
CBS4’s Ted Scouten asked her, “Did you ever think this would come to your doorstep?”
“No, not in a million years. I’ve taken my kids to more funerals this year,” said Kim.
“I been to Jawan’s funeral, Randall’s funeral,” said Shania.
She went to the funerals of all four Miami Northwestern Senior High School students who were shot and killed in recent months. All were under 17-years old. This past weekend, three more kids were shot. Luckily, no one died.
Also, three teens are accused of firing guns at a high school football game, sending fans running and players hitting the ground.
“Parents need more parent involvement,” said Kim.
Shania’s mom and community leaders said families need to get more involved with troubled teens and act as role models.
“We got to get in the minds to get people to understand that picking up a gun is not the answer and we got to show them, mentally, how to solve your problems mentally, by talking it out, dealing with each other, but not picking up a gun,” said Rev. Jerome Starling with the No More Stray Bullets Foundation.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado said police presence is beefed up, but they need the community’s help.
“We need the people of the area to talk to the police, to cooperate. Every time there is a shooting, there is silence and that is not good,” said Regalado.