Homestead - South Dade

Boy recovering after being shot in Homestead


A young boy is recovering in the hospital after he was shot while inside his Homestead home.

The shooting took place just after midnight Saturday outside of a home near S.W. 278th Street and S.W. 132nd Court.

At least a dozen bullet holes peppered the home’s exterior and shattered a sliding glass door.

Neighbors said the boy is about 12 years old.

“It was like six shots and suddenly I heard, like, a car going through on the side of the street,” she said. “This is the second time this happened in this neighborhood.”

The boy’s condition is unknown.

If you have any information that could help police, you’re urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.