Miami-Dade County

Man shot, 6-year-old injured in Liberty City

A man was shot and a 6-year-old child was injured in Miami’s Liberty City on Thursday night.

The adult male, who was not identified, was shot in the leg and lower back. The child, also not identified, suffered a non-life threatening shrapnel wound, Miami police said.

Little information was available about the shooting at 6950 NW Eighth Ave. late Thursday.

Police would not confirm whether the injured were family members, or if the shooting was domestic in nature.

The shooting occurred just a few blocks outside a 13-square-block area surrounding The Liberty Square housing project that has been wracked by gun violence this year.