News Six Year Old Shot In Miami, Police Facing "Anti-Snitch" Culture Looking For Witnesses

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    Miami-Dade police hunting men who fatally shot boy, 6

    (CNN)A 6-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with his friends in Pinewood, just north of Miami, and police and the boy's family are taking on the area's entrenched anti-snitch culture in hopes of persuading witnesses to come forward.

    King Carter was playing Saturday afternoon in Blue Lake Village when "two unknown black males exited a dark four-door sedan and began shooting, striking Carter. The gunmen and driver then fled the complex in the vehicle in an unknown direction," the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement.

    Police say they are looking for three black men. The make and model of their car is unknown.

    "Clearly, he's not the target. He happened to be an innocent bystander, outside playing, doing what kids do," Miami-Dade police Director Juan Perez told CNN affiliate WPLG. "I'm angry. Our officers are angry. The community behind me's angry, so hopefully they're angry enough that they could provide some information that will lead to the arrests of the individuals."

    King was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Family members at the hospital began wailing upon learning the youngster had died, WPLG reported.

    The boy's father, Santonio Carter, posted a Facebook video from outside the hospital, in which he asked people to pray for him.

    "Just lost my son, 6-year-old King Carter. Y'all seen me with him everyday, man," he said before decrying the gun violence and "n**gas doing dumb s**t" in his community.

    The grieving father, whose teen brother was killed in an accidental shooting in 2003, later directed his words toward his son's killer, telling WPLG, "It's so easy to get a gun. It's cowards. ... Where the real men at? They're missing their daddies, and my son had a daddy and his daddy's standing here before y'all, fed up."

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    King Carter loved to play football, his family says.
    Family members described the first-grader at Van E. Blanton Elementary School as a joyful boy who loved sports, especially football, as well as cartoons, especially "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

    The boy's aunt, Tawana Akins, asked community members to attend a 2 p.m. Sunday vigil near the site of the shooting. She asked attendees to bring white candles and white balloons, and to wear "Ninja Turtles" attire, according to a Facebook post.

    The area's problems cooperating with police -- particularly in the Liberty City neighborhood about a mile and a half south of where King was shot -- have been well-documented, and Akins joined Perez and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez in urging witnesses to reach out to authorities.

    "If you know what happened, please say something," she said during a news conference. "A 6-year-old -- just think of your life at 6. It could easily be your family next."

    The local Crime Stoppers chapter has put up $5,000 and Gimenez's office announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to the shooters' arrests.

    "We need (the community) to tell us what's happening," Gimenez told WPLG. "Then we can get to the bottom of it quicker, put less lives at risk and put the perpetrators behind bars."

    Akins expressed confidence that there are witnesses, stating on Facebook, "Too many people were out to not see anything. ... You helped me lock up the other coward who killed my other nephew last year. Do it for us now in Jesus' name."

    Perez seemed equally confident that his officers would find those responsible.

    "Right now, we're hunting for you. If you're involved, you may as well turn yourself in because I don't believe the community's going to stand idle on this. I think the community's going to stand tall and will hand these individuals up to us," he said.

    According to a tally from WPLG, at least 67 people age 18 or younger have been killed by gunshots in Miami-Dade County since 2013.

    In December, a boy not much older than King -- 7-year-old Amiere Castro -- was inside his home when he was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting. The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested three men in that case, according to WPLG.

    CNN's Leslie Holland contributed to this report.
     
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    This breaks my heart
     
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    Little guy looks so proud in his football uniform. Heartbreaking.
     
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    I have no doubt that #blacklivesmatter will encourage the community to put so much pressure on the killers that they will eventually turn themselves in. :thumbup2:
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinewood,_Florida
    Demographics[edit]

    Historical population

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    1980 16,252 —
    1990 15,518 −4.5%
    2000 16,523 6.5%
    2010 16,520 0.0%
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    As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 16,523 people, 5,029 households, and 3,686 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9,621.4 people per square mile (3,709.1/km²). There were 5,329 housing units at an average density of 3,103.1/sq mi (1,196.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 19.26% White (3.6% were Non-Hispanic White,)[4] 71.05% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 5.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.85% of the population.

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    You can't let your kids play outside if you've ever heard gunfire in the area or know that it's a sketchy area.

    Why didn't they search the traffic cameras that are on basically every street corner with a traffic light, those things are not afraid to snitch and may have the license plate numbers.
     
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    #blackonblackcrimelivesdon'tmatter
     
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    #stickingittowhiteymatters
     
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    Yes ... because it's so important to cover the backs of the people responsible for killing a little six year old boy.

    These gang-bangers behave like they're so fucking tough, meanwhile they are the biggest pussies on the planet.
     
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    So fucking sad. That kid had a chance and a father in his life that actually cared for him.
     
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    Snitches get stitches mofuckas! :bhump:
     
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    Fuck'em they don't want the help they can handle it on their own.. Just don't go cryin' when a stray bullet rips through your house and kills one of your kids..
     
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    rest in peace kiddo.


    gang members should be shot on sight. all of them.
     
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    A recent tragedy involved the gangbanger babydaddy not only using the infant as a shield when the assassins came calling but of course refusing to assist in the investigation. :up:
     
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    I wonder if a different child had been shot and killed and this family knew something, would they contact the police?
     
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    Heart breaking, beyond words
     
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    Very sad, fuck whitey.
     
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    I think all the #blacklivesmatter and #OWS protesters should camp out in that neighborhood with cellphones and computers and not leave until all crime has stopped.

    Why can we invade Iraq - but not stop crime in the U.S. ? Just park a national guard unit in every rough neighborhood.
     
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    "The community..." "The community..." "The community." How about members of "the community " try acting like members of the human race instead of doing all they can to set themselves apart? For fuck's sake. Asians, Irish and everybody else can do it. Give it a shot.