Miami Gardens - Opa-locka

4 siblings shot in Opa-locka drive-by at apartment

Police on Tuesday were searching for an unidentified male who jumped a wall and shot four siblings who were standing outside an apartment complex in Opa-locka on Monday night.

The four victims — 14- and 15-year-old girls and 12- and 16-year-old boys — remained hospitalized Tuesday, but none of their injuries are considered life-threatening, Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton said.

Two of the victims were scheduled to undergo surgery to remove bullets on Tuesday.

Chiverton said it appears the shooter knew the victims, but a motive was not known.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, the shooter jumped over an eight-foot wall at an apartment complex at 13450 NW 30th Ave.

“One of our officers heard shots fired and reached out to dispatch,” Chiverton said.

Chiverton said witnesses said the shooter was a man wearing a hood.

He said witnesses believed the shooter initially hid somewhere near the apartment complex after firing the shots, then climbed back over the wall and was seen escaping in a four-door, dark-colored Chevrolet sedan, which was driven by another person.

Three of the victims are at Ryder Trauma Center, and the other is at Jackson North Medical Center.

The Opa-locka Police Department did not release the names of the four victims or the schools they attend.

Related stories from Miami Herald

  Comments