4 children hit by bullets in drive-by shooting in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Police say four children were injured when a masked gunman fired into a crowd during youth football and cheerleading workouts at a northwest Miami-Dade County park.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Roy Rutland says the children, ages 16, 13, 11 and 3, were struck by bullets from high-powered weapons around 6 p.m. Tuesday. He says West Little River Park was packed with young children and teens when the gunman sprayed dozens of bullets into the crowd.

Rutland called it a "miracle" that no one was killed in the shooting.

Officials say the 13- and 11-year-old football players were stable condition at a hospital. The 16-year-old girl and her 3-year-old nephew were treated and released.

Rutland says the children were not intended victims of what was likely a gang-related shooting.

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