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MIAMI, FL (September 2, 2016) – Miami-Dade Police confirmed this past week that an 8-year-old girl died two days after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting outside a northwest Miami-Dade home. According to news reports, the young girl was shot when two men pulled up in a black Ford sedan and started shooting.

No arrests have been made. Detectives are looking for the two men seen driving the getaway car. This happened in an area known for crime. crimescene

Homeowners and communities may have a responsibility to protect their residents and guests from crime which is foreseeable or preventable. Unless we hold these people responsible, crime may continue to put our kids and neighbors at risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Nearly every day in the news we hear about someone getting shot and killed in an apartment complex in Florida. Even more heartbreaking, is when the killer is never found, leaving the family seemingly without any means of pursuing justice for their loved one’s death.

So what could a family do if their loved one is shot to death in an apartment complex?Police Line

Remember that there may be two separate cases: the criminal case and the civil case. Most often, families focus on the criminal investigation. It is usually a frustrating process because the police are seeking to arrest a criminal for committing a crime against the state of Florida. They are not necessarily concerned about the rights of the victim. A victim in a criminal case is often looked at as a witness as opposed to an actual party to the case. If the police have no leads, they may not aggressively pursue the case at all. That may leave the family feeling helpless as if there are no other options. But there are.

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