Girl, 12, shot and killed inside Miami Gardens home

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NBC Miami – A 12-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother injured when they were shot inside their Miami Gardens home late Wednesday night.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the area of 42nd Ave and 201st Street when a gunman or gunmen opened fire on a home, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Det. Mike Wright said.

According to Wright, officers discovered the girl shot inside the home. The girl, identified by family members as Tequilia Forshee, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl’s grandmother, Tawanda Frazier-Brown, was also injured by the gunfire and was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center with a gunshot to her leg. She was released from the hospital early Thursday.

“Bullets just started storming in,” she told reporters. “I’m telling Tequila ‘stay down.'”

Family members said Forshee was sitting on a couch getting her hair done when she was shot.

“She wasn’t responding, [we] were trying to wake her up,” Frazier-Brown said. “It was horrible, it was horrible.”

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