By Jessica Vallejo

HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police, along with Hialeah police, are investigating a shooting that left two young children hospitalized.

The girls, ages 6 and 8, suffered injuries to their thighs, but are expected to be OK. They remain at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Police say the shooting happened at the parking lot of the Rey Chavez Supermarket located on 17 St. and 8 Ave.

Marco Correa, an employee of the store told CBS4, “I was eating when it all happened. I heard a man was trying to steal a lobster tail and that the security guard had ran after him.”

Police say a man was trying to steal from the supermarket. He then got chased by the security guard of the store.

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The thief then ran to a car waiting for him in the parking lot. Inside of the car, police say, was a mother and two daughters.

It was when the vehicle took off, that the security guard fired shots. Police say the two girls were struck.

According to a Hialeah police officer, the mother of the children has been taken into custody.

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Detectives continue to investigate.

Jessica Vallejo