MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Gardens police is investigating the drive-by shooting of a father and his 1-year-old child outside of their home.READ MORE: Florida State University Picks Three Finalists For President; Corcoran Out
It happened near Northwest 23rd Avenue and 187th Street shortly before 9 p.m., according to police.
Police say the two were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.
The father was shot multiple times and is in critical condition and his child was shot at least one time and is in stable condition, police said.READ MORE: 1,200 Shots Given During Miami-Dade Pop Up Vaccination Event In South Miami
A number of officers responded to the scene and detectives were seen speaking with potential witnesses in the neighborhood.
One woman we spoke with says she was on the phone when the shooting happened and thought she was hearing a lot of fireworks.
“It was like a barrage, pop, pop and I said to the person I was talking to, those damn fools must maybe think it’s still the 4th of July,” she said.
“It’s sad, it’s depressing, it’s alarming. This used to be a very quiet nice neighborhood. I don’t know why this is happening,” she added.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 3,319 New Cases, 57 Additional Deaths Reported Saturday
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.