Miami Gardens Mother Hospitalized After Sunday Night Shooting


NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS HAVE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE CHINESE OWNED APP, AND HOW IT HANDLES USER DATA AND PERSONAL INFORMATION. JUST STOP THE VIOLENCE, Y’ALL. IT’S TOO MUCH GOING ON. NEW AT 5:30, A DAUGHTER’S PLEA FOR PEACE. HER OWN MOTHER SHOT INSIDE A CAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER. SHE WAS SHOT ON SATURDAY IN FRONT OF MIAMI GARDENS AND FLOWN TO THE TRAUMA CENTER. HER DAUGHTER SPOKE TO PETER DENCH ABOUT THEIR FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER. Reporter: BRIANA SMITH AND HER SISTERS HAVE BEEN AT HER MOTHER’S SIDE EVER SINCE SHE WAS SHOT HERE IN MIAMI GARDENS, JUST BEFORE 10:00 SUNDAY NIGHT. THEY WERE TAKEN BY AIR RESCUE TO THE RIDER TRAUMA CENTER. I WAS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER HAPPENING? IT JUST HAPPENED SO FAST. I DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING. I JUST HEARD GUNSHOTS. Reporter: SMITH AND HER SISTER WERE WITH THEIR MOTHER, 53-YEAR-OLD TRACA SMITH, WHEN THIS CAR WAS HIT BY BULLETS NEAR HER HOME IN NORTHWEST 29th COURT, AND 154th STREET. WE WERE DRIVING. SHE WAS TAKING ME HOME AND SHE TURNED LIKE RIGHT IN. THEY WAS JUST SITTING THERE SHOOTING. WHY WERE THEY SHOOTING? I HAVE NO IDEA. WERE THEY SHOOTING AT YOUR CAR? NO, I THINK THEY WAS JUST, I DON’T KNOW. THEY WAS JUST SHOOTING AND I THINK WE DROVE INTO IT. Reporter: TRACY SMITH IS A CODE RECORDS COMPLIANCE SUPERVISOR FOR THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH MUCH HER DAUGHTERS SAY SHE HAS NO ENEMIES. SHE GOT SHOT IN HER STOMACH RIGHT HERE, AND IT WENT OUT, AND SHE WAS GRAZED. Reporter: A DISCOURAGED MARY BLUNT TOLD ME, SHE COULD HAVE LOST HER DAUGHTER. THAT’S MY DAUGHTER. I DON’T THINK SHE, SHE’S A CHRISTIAN, AND SHE HELPS EVERYONE. Reporter: TRACA SMITH’S DAUGHTERS MAKE THIS PLEA. JUST COME FORWARD, AND STOP DOING ALL THIS SHOOTING. JUST STOP THE VIOLENCE, Y’ALL, IT’S TOO MUCH GOING ON. Reporter: SMITH’S DAUGHTERS EXPECT THEIR MOTHER WILL REMAIN HERE AT THE TRAUMA CENTER UNTIL SHE’S ABLE TO WALK PROPERLY. MIAMI GARDENS POLICE TELL ME THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT PROMPTED

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