Toddler shot and killed at birthday party in Miami, FL police searching for suspect

Updated: Apr 26

Miami Police are desperately asking for the help of the community following a double-shooting that left a toddler dead at a birthday party, according to NBC News.

Officers found 3-year-old Elijiah LaFrance while responding to a ShotSpotter alert late Saturday evening, according to Miami-Dade police. LaFrance was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Other officers who responded to the scene found an adult woman, who was not identified, was also shot. She was in stable condition after being taken to Aventura Hospital, police said.

Elijiah and the woman were attending a child’s birthday at a residence in the Golden Glades area when they were shot.

Multiple reports say it was Elijah’s birthday party-goers were celebrating.

The suspect fled and has not been identified by police.

A reward up to $5,000 is up for grabs for tips that’ll help lead to an arrest.