PERRINE (CBSMiami) – A young boy has been hospitalized after being shot by an unknown subject.READ MORE: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
According to police, the 10-year-old was outside when he heard gunfire and was shot in the leg.
The incident took place in the area of Southwest 177th Street and 104th Avenue just after 12:30 p.m.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded and airlifted the child to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.READ MORE: Florida Lawmakers Face Challenges As 60-Day Session Begins
Family members tell CBS4 that they believe the shooting was not a drive-by, that two cars were firing at each other and the boy was hit by a stray bullet.
Authorities say they found bullet casings two blocks away, further indicating that the boy was not an intended victim.
Police are still investigating but have yet to release any additional details.MORE NEWS: Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In West Kendall; US Coast Guard Searches For Missing Plane Off Boca Raton
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.