Four Shot, Including 11-Year-Old, In Drive-By Shooting At Youth Football Game

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At 7:30 last night, Bunche Park was humming with activity -- pickup basketball games scuffling on the asphalt, young football players running drills, and moms and dads enjoying the cool November weather. Then a black Chevy Impala slowly drove past and rained at least a dozen bullets on the crowd, scattering the athletes and leaving four wounded, including an 11-year-old in football pads.

The shooting, ironically, happened just hours after Miami Gardens cops and federal agents announced a huge bust of illegal weapons dealers blocks from Bunche Park.

The shooters seemed to be aiming at the basketball courts, where three adults were hit by the gunfire, says Miami Gardens police Capt. Ralph Suarez.

"Bullets were flying everywhere," Ashley Stroud, a 25-year-old witness, tells the Miami Herald.

A cop nearby heard the gunfire and ran to the scene, where he also found the 11-year-old victim who'd been hit by a stray round.

Riptide has left messages with Sgt. Bill Bamford, the department's spokesman, this morning for an update on the victims' conditions. We'll update when we hear back, but the AP reports that all four were expected to survive.

The shooting, amazingly enough, happened soon after a gala news conference in Miami Gardens, where authorities announced the end of a weapons sting called "Operation Gardens Gnomes." 

Local and federal agents confiscated 55 weapons - including a machine gun, an assault rifle and numerous sawed-off shotguns -- from an area in the Gardens they dubbed a "weapons bazaar."

State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle told reporters than a buyer in the area could find an assault rifle for under $100, the Herald reported

"These guns are horrific killing machines," she told the paper. "They weren't meant to be out on the streets."

A few hours later, at Bunche Park, whoever was in that Chevy Impala did their best to prove her right.

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djreall
djreall

No Were To Run To Baby No Were To Hide The FBI is Outside With shotguns Mack 10 and Grenades Ratttaat !! Ratteted!!! Your Dead Burned Up and DUst!!!!  

djreall
djreall

Have You Watched The FBI s Most Wanted Well Good Luck Trying To Run !!!!!

djreall
djreall

This Shooting is Going To Bring & Turn The Heat Way Up To a Higher Levea Called The FBI s & ATF Local Police They All Ways Get There Man  For Shooting a 11 year old Girl Americans Most Wanted Good !!! You Should Turn Your Self in They Will Put a Bullet in Your Chest or Head Or Both every One Pray For Change No More Killing No More Hate We Need To Learn To Love and Stop The Hate Love is Forever !!!!

djreall
djreall

I Hope The Cops Do Not Stop Trying To Get The Guns Out of The Hand Of Bad People and I Hope That 11 Year old Girl is Ok Plus Hope They Get The Bad Persons That Would Do Such Evil Things Gods are Watching Everyone on This Earth and You Will Pay So Every One Should Do The Right Thing if You Know any Gun out There in the wrong Hands Do The Right Thing Tell The Local Police and They Will Go In With ATF FBI and Put The Like The  Evil Cowad Dogs They are and Shoot Them For That 11 Tear Old Girl !!!!!

LightbourneLionel
LightbourneLionel

The only way to deal with the various homicides & genocides plaguing our communities are to high jack the drug trade by harassing the drug dealers. 1st we must establish a social network (Face Book) page for residents to highlight various drug dealers in various neighborhoods. 2nd the social network will be used as a tool for the compiling of community evidence against local drug dealers. 3rd the social network page must be equip with video imaging to prove that the person posted is a drug dealer, a comment section for residents to sound off about the drug dealer posted and a ‘DISLIKE’ button for residents to vote on the level of threat the reported drug dealer poses on that community. Lastly after the threat is established on every drug dealer posted on the social network page, a collective community restraining order will be filed for drug dealers posted on the site legally baring them from that neighborhood…

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Rundle is an idiot.  I'd like to see some of those $100 "assault weapons."  Either the criminals who are selling these aren't too keen on the market value of firearms or Rundle is just talking out of her ass (this is most likely the case). OR they're actually talking about POS low quality and useless Saturday night specials

seep
seep

Better idea: legalize the drugs the dealers are selling.

Tim Elfrink
Tim Elfrink

"Assault weapon" seems akin to "pit bull" in cop speak -- any dog that attacks someone gets the latter label and any weapon they confiscate is an assault weapon, regardless of what it actually is. Sounds scary!Either way, Operation Gardens Gnomes didn't exactly empty the streets of gun-toting criminals.

LightbourneLionel
LightbourneLionel

The only way to deal with the various homicides & genocides plaguing our communities are to high jack the drug trade by harassing the drug dealers. 1st we must establish a social network (Face Book) page for residents to highlight various drug dealers in various neighborhoods. 2nd the social network will be used as a tool for the compiling of community evidence against local drug dealers. 3rd the social network page must be equip with video imaging to prove that the person posted is a drug dealer, a comment section for residents to sound off about the drug dealer posted and a ‘DISLIKE’ button for residents to vote on the level of threat the reported drug dealer poses on that community. Lastly after the threat is established on every drug dealer posted on the social network page, a collective community restraining order will be filed for drug dealers posted on the site legally baring them from that neighborhood…

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Ha, so true.  They can't get the community riled up if they say "We confiscated a stash of 40 Jimenez/Jennings/Bryco semi-automatic pistols that will most likely malfunction on the second shot"

seep
seep

(sorry; double post)

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