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Funeral arrangements set for King Carter, 6-year-old killed in drive-by shooting

Funeral and viewing arrangements have been announced for King Carter, the 6-year-old first-grader killed Sunday when gunfire broke out in his apartment complex.

His family will hold a viewing for the little boy who loved Ninja Turtles from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, located at 740 NW 58th St. in Miami, according to social-media postings.

King’s funeral will take place 2 p.m. Saturday at New Birth Cathedral of Faith, located at 2300 NW 135th St. in Opa-locka.

On Facebook, King’s great aunt Tawana Akins said King was on his way to buy candy when he was gunned down. He died clutching $3 his father had given him for treats.

Akins announced the funeral arrangements along with a demonstration from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. The demonstration will take place at Blue Lake Village, the apartment complex at Northwest 103rd Lane and 12th Avenue that is known locally as Colors. That’s where King was killed by a group of young men who, police said, hopped out of a dark, four-door sedan and started shooting.

Akins called for people to bring posters, balloons and bottled water to the rally.

“These parents need answers,” she wrote. “Let’s take back our community.”

Christina Veiga: 305-376-2029, @cveiga

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