(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- In light of the shooting that occurred at West Little River Park on Tuesday evening, Commissioner Jean Monestime, whose district includes the park, is releasing the following statement:
"The violence that took place at West Little River Park is deplorable and unacceptable. Our parks are meant to be a safe haven for youths to enjoy recreational activities. The fact that four innocent children were injured in a hail of bullets during football practice is completely senseless. The only silver lining in this tragic situation is that there was no loss of life, and for that I am grateful.
"I urge the community to come together and work with our law enforcement to find the person or persons who committed this crime. If you have any information, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. The call is completely anonymous.
"We must protect our children by taking a stand against violence in our community. We must get rid of those criminal elements within our neighborhoods."