Eight people were shot and injured and a ninth was killed in a pair of unrelated drive-by shootings less than 24 hours apart this weekend at both ends of Miami-Dade County.
At the first scene Saturday night, five people were in the parking lot of David’s Grocery at Southwest 216th Street and 120th Avenue when a silver Chrysler with dark tinted windows and a missing side-view mirror pulled up, and someone opened fire.
Raheem Shannon, 23 was shot and killed one block from his home.
Injured were Jermaine Lee, 26, Cedric Lyons, 33, Rosseny Lustin, 49 and Tawaig Perpall, 17. Two victims, including Shannon, were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, the other three to Kendall Regional Hospital.
Family members told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that Shannon was expecting his first child in five months and that his sister was shot and killed near the same spot only six months ago.
“He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said his mother Alicia Shannon.“I want justice served. You need to come forward and do time for the crime you did. You took an innocent person’s life.”
Alicia Shannon told CBS4 that her 24-year-old daughter Ebeny Nesmith was shot dead near the same store only six months ago. That crime hasn’t been solved.
Then Sunday evening just before 6, a fight that began at a Farm Store escalated to gunfire, and left four people injured.
Miami-Dade police said they received a call of a person shot at Northeast Sixth Avenue and 167th Street. When they arrived, they found four victims with bullet wounds to their legs.
Two people were treated at the scene and sent home. Two others were taken to Aventura Hospital.
Police said the group were walking along the street when someone pulled up in dark vehicle and began shooting.
The four injured were identified Monday by police: Sabrina Edden, 19, James Lacroix, 43, Stanley Maignant, 25 and Valier Pierre, 25,
Anyone with information on either shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.