A mother and her two children were among four people shot at a house in south Miami, authorities said Wednesday night.
The victims included the 43-year-old mother, her 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son, who were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, Miami Fire-Rescue said.
They were listed in critical condition, Miami Police said.
A body of a male was also discovered inside the home - at 2610 SW 24th St. - after the shooting that took place just after 9:30 p.m., police said.
'We heard a bang'
Witness Jennifer Pisch said she heard gunshots and a child scream for help.
“We heard a bang, and my husband tried to find the control to lower the TV. By the time we lowered the TV, we heard a little girl say help," Pisch said. "So then my brother-in-law knocked on the door, on our door, our room door, and he said, 'throw yourself on the floor, there’s shots outside, somebody’s shooting next door'.”
Pisch said she then dropped down to the ground.
Later, she said, she saw a first responder carrying a child in his arms, trying to get her into the ambulance.
Police said that the responding officers who entered the home following the shooting were seen running back out of the house only moments later. They carried a child and handed him off to fire rescue personnel, police said.