Four injured in shooting at Miami-Dade County park


Miami-Dade police asked for the public's help Thursday in finding three men who opened fire at a flag football game at a southwest Miami-Dade County park, injuring four people.

Police said three men fired gunshots into a crowd watching a game at West Perrine Park near Southwest 104th Avenue and 168th Street at about 7:30 p.m.

On Thursday afternoon, Miami-Dade police identified the suspects as Emmanuel Ajagbe and Corwin Dantzle, both 19, and 18-year-old Derrick Harrell. They have not been arrested.

The four victims were taken to the hospital. Authorities said one person had wounds to a shoulder, and the others had leg wounds.

"I hit the floor. I'm eating concrete now. I'm eating concrete. I've got about 20 people over here -- they're huddling for their own lives and their safety. I hear children running and screaming. I see everybody on the field on the ground, ducking. It's senseless. What is going on?" said witness Darus Smith.

Gabriella Chacon and her friend were on the other side of the fence from where the shooting occurred.

"All of the sudden, we hear gunshots in the middle of the girl's flag football game. We saw people limping, others gathering around the people on the ground," Chacon told Local 10's Rob Schmitt.

Police quickly responded, and a search for the shooters began. However, witnesses said the shooters got into a car and drove off quickly.

The four victims were all in stable condition with wounds from handguns, according to police, who found shell casings near the tennis courts in the park behind Richmond Elementary School.

Police said the shooting does not appear to be random, but at this point they do not know the motive.

Miami-Dade police asked that anyone with information on the whereabouts of the three suspects call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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