- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MIAMI (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot three times in the torso while visiting his grandmother in Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Det. Marjorie Eloi says Eric Watson Jr. talked to medics when they arrived to help him around 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The Miami Herald (https://hrld.us/1MEFb1B ) reports the child was outside talking with friends when he was shot.

Eloi says investigators are trying to determine a motive for the shooting.

It comes one day after a 7-year-old boy was fatally shot in nearby Richmond Heights. Officers don’t believe the shootings are connected.



Eloi says It is “becoming heartbreaking to … continuously come out and speak about these shootings involving children.”

No further details were immediately available.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, https://www.herald.com

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