Birthday Party Shooting: Boy Killed, Woman Injured

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A 3-year-old boy was killed and a 21-year-old woman was injured after a gunman opened fire at a birthday party in Florida.

On Saturday evening (April 24th, 2021), officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to a ShotSpotter alert at a residence and found Elijah LaFrance, 3, suffering from a gunshot wound. The toddler was transported by police to the local hospital where he died from his injuries.

An adult woman, who has not been identified, was also shot and taken to the hospital. She is currently in stable condition at Aventura Hospital.

Through preliminary investigations, Miami-Dade police officials have learned that the victims were attending a birthday party at a residence when they were shot. The property where the shooting occurred was an Airbnb rental, which was booked to host the party, which reported that an altercation started outside of the house and shots were fired.

The suspect remains at large and has not been identified by police.

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