Girl, 8, dies after being wounded in a Miami drive-by shooting that targeted her father
Miami-Dade police Detective Dan Ferrin confirmed Jada Page’s death in a news release Tuesday night.
Page was standing near the front door of a house Sunday evening when someone in a black, 4-door Ford sedan began shooting at her father.
The father, 32-year-old James Page, was shot multiple times in the torso. He was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Police are still seeking information about the vehicle and possible suspects. They say it’s too early to say whether the shooting was related to another shooting over the weekend in which two people were killed at a wake.
Only last week, Jada started fourth grade at Sea Castle Elementary School.
She eventually made an emotional plea to CBS4, calling on the person responsible for Jada’s death to come forward.
‘I just can’t see how you can sleep at night knowing you killed my baby,’ said Brown, with tears streaming down her face. ‘There’s no way you could sleep at night. Please come forward or somebody tell us something.’
Miami-Dade police announced that they have increased the reward in the case to $25,000. Anyone with information is being asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).