Police: victims in Miami shooting targeted
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Police are talking with the injured survivor of a shooting that left his friend dead and another injured.
The shooter responsible for opening fire on the group of men, at around 11:45 p.m. Monday, in the area of Northwest 43rd Street and 11th Place, remains at large.
The girlfriend of the deceased is now left grieve and wants to find answers behind this shooting. "I just don't know what to do. I don't know how I am going to live without him," said Ashley Cambridge through tears.
Family members identified the deceased as Ladarius Evans. He leaves behind several children, including a 4-year-old daughter. One of those injured was identified as his friend, Quavon Hires. The third victim was not identified.
Gertrude Cairo, the deceased victim's grandmother, said Evans may have had issues growing up, but he was getting his life straightened out. "He had his faults, but by the same token, he was a loving grandson," Cairo said. "He would grab me and hug me, give me a kiss and say, 'Grandma, I love you.' It's just a hurtful thing."
Evans' mother was too distraught to talk on camera, left to sob uncontrollably.
One man who lives nearby heard the shooting. "I come outside and a guy was flat on his back, and they were standing over the guy screaming, crying," said Cecil Deloach.
"When officers were dispatched they came across this vehicle that had been completely riddled with bullets," said Miami Police Officer Kenia Reyes.
Meanwhile, a now fatherless 4-year-old girl, who is not yet aware of her father's death, will stay in the care of her great grandmother, for now. "They were at the house talking, where were we all going to meet for Thanksgiving," Cairo said, "so I guess that's all going to be put on hold right now. That's life."
Police continue to search for the gunmen responsible. "We're trying to piece together the puzzle at this very time," said Reyes.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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