Miami-Dade County

1-year-old girl shot near Homestead

A dispute between two men in a car led to the shooting of a toddler girl near Homestead.

According to Miami-Dade police, a man observed the dispute, and appeared to know one of the people involved. The witness approached the car to check up on the man.

When he did, he was shot.

The violence happened around 11 Saturday night at Southwest 307th Street and 152nd Avenue in South Miami-Dade.

Wounded were 21-year-old Elijah McCarthy and 1-year-old Ameena Brown.

McCarthy drove himself and the toddler to Homestead Hospital, a few blocks away. Ameena was later taken to Ryder Trauma Center, where she is listed in stable condition.

The toddler did not “belong to” McCarthy, said Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. The detective said he did not have any other information on the toddler.

The two men involved in the dispute fled, Zabaleta said.