Posted: April 28, 2021 7:56 am
Florida police have launched a murder investigation into the shooting death of a three-year-old boy during his birthday party. A boy named Elijah was reportedly hit by a misguided bullet in the suburbs of Miami on Saturday evening.
The toddler was taken to hospital, but died on the spot from his serious injuries. Elijah’s family told local media that their son and another child celebrated his birthday on Saturday. Accordingly, the boy should be four years old in a few days. A video of the celebration showed children playing in the pool.
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A 21-year-old man was shot dead in the incident, police said. In all, police found more than 60 bullets. “I’m absolutely terrified, I’m disgusted,” said police chief Alfredo Ramirez III. A $ 15,000 reward was awarded for clues that led to the arrest of the offender.
Our detectives are working around the clock, using all available resources to solve the murder of 3-year-old Elijah Lawrence. We are in the community of handing over flyers and asking for any possible means. If you have any information, please contact CrimeStopper305 305-471-8477. pic.twitter.com/9eoIyYe0HL
– Miami-Dade Police (iMiamiDadePD) April 25, 2021
Children in the United States are repeatedly subjected to gun violence. Critics blame the loose arms law for this.
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