83-year-old woman accidentally shot by grandson
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- An elderly woman was shot in the leg Sunday after an argument between her grandsons sent bullets flying.
Miami-Dade Police said the heated discussion that sent 83-year-old Marian Hill to the hospital was over a cell phone. The quarrel between her grandsons, 23-year-old Kenneth Smith, Jr. and 28-year-old Robert Hill, took place on the 22000 block of Southwest 117th Place, at the residence where Hall and the two brothers live together.
"According to investigators, two brothers were outside arguing over a cell phone," said Miami-Dade Police Detective Robin Pinkard.
Pinkard said the siblings' dispute continued to escalate. "The altercation then became physical when the brothers went inside the home," she said.
Police said, that just after 2 p.m., Smith pulled out his gun and fired multiple shots at his brother but missed his intended target. "He intended to shoot at the brother and hit the grandmother in the leg," said Pinkard.
"I saw my mother lying on the floor bleeding," said Lisa Hill, the victim's daughter. "That really hurt."
"It's sad because you're not expecting her to get hit," said Anita, a woman who lives down the street from Hill's home.
"That's messed up; I think that's really messed up," said a nearby resident. "They should never have done that. It was over boys fighting."
"I'm about to go out of my mind; I'm trying to get to the hospital with my mom," said Hill, as she described the chaos that ensued. "It's messed up."
Hill was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Monday afternoon, family said she was in fair condition but may have to stay there for a few days.
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