MIAMI-DADE, FL - A six year old boy is shot and killed -- the latest gun violence to hit the Miami-Dade, Florida area.
People mourning and crying, outside the Miami hospital where six-year-old King Carter died.
Carter's father and aunt were among those asking how and why.
"Just think about your life at 6, playing in the neighborhood and stuff like that. Our family is hurting right now. It can easily be your family next,” Tawana Atkins, King’s aunt, said.
It happened Saturday afternoon, when gunfire broke out at a Miami apartment complex.
The little boy was nearby playing -- hit by a stray bullet.
A police helicopter was in the air moments after the black four-door sedan sped off with three men inside.
The first-grader was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Carter is not thought to have been the intended target, but his family and community members say it doesn't matter -- another child is dead because of gun violence.
"My son had a daddy and his daddy is standing here before y'all fed up. Fed up and before I start tearing up, I'm ready to save our kids,” Santonio Carter, King’s father, said.
"For this to keep going on is an epidemic.”
Miami-Dade Police are asking for the public's help in finding the shooters.