Crime

3 shot and wounded in Liberty City

Three people — a mother and and her two teens — were shot and wounded in Liberty City early Monday.

The shooting happened at 1:15 a.m. Monday at Northwest 70th Street and Eighth Avenue, according to Miami police. The wounded were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

“Detectives believe the shooting may have stemmed from an earlier argument between one of the three people shot and someone else at another location,” said Miami police spokesman Kenia Fallat.

The victims: 39-year-old Taneka Butler and her children, 16-year-old Carl Taylor, a student at Miami Northwestern High, and 18-year-old Cache.

“Starting the day with disheartening news of yet another child shot,” Miami-Dade School Superintendant Alberto Carvalho said on Twitter. “When will it stop? Not until the community steps up and speaks up.”

Butler was hit in the leg and her daughter was shot in the arm, according to Miami Herald news partner CBS4. The family members, standing outside their apartment when they were shot, don’t know why they were targeted.

Police are looking for a newer model four-door Nissan Altima with tinted windows seen speeding from the area of the shooting, Fallat said.

The violence left bullet holes in home windows and blood smeared on cars.

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