Four year-old Rahquel Carr was shot and killed while sitting in a car outside her grandfather’s home in Miami.
Rahquel was sitting in the vehicle with at least two other children. They believe Rahquel was shot in the upper body with a gun from inside of the car.
Investigators are currently trying to determine if one of the other children shot her.
Armando Alvarado, 58, was sitting inside his home three doors down when he heard children screaming. He went outside and saw a woman crying for help on her cell phone.
“She was crying desperately,” he said.
Police arrived within a minute, and a rescuer carried the girl into an ambulance, he said. Her limbs were limp and blood was on her face. The girl died a short time later after being airlifted to a hospital.
Rahquel’s grandfather also was hospitalized because he was overcome with emotion. The two were very close, and he would sometimes watch the girl while she rode her bike outside.
A terribly tragic situation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rahquel’s loved ones at this difficult time.