Miami-Dade County

10-year-old shot in head, teenager killed in separate shootings in Miami

A 10-year-old boy was shot in the head Tuesday night as he stood outside of an Overtown apartment building, police said.

A young girl, who was nearby, was grazed by a bullet, Miami Sgt. Freddie Cruz said.

The boy was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center in “grave condition,” Cruz said. The girl was also taken to the hospital but was expected to recover.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Northwest 4th Court in Miami.

Cruz said detectives had no leads as of Tuesday night and were trying to determine whether the children were targeted.

“We need the community to come forward,” he said.

The shooting happened about two hours after two 16-year-olds were shot at Northwest 20th Avenue and 19th Terrace in Allapattah. One 16-year-old died.

No further details were released Tuesday night.

Cruz said it was not clear if the shootings were related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477.)

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