Unknown assailants opened fire on a car waiting in line at a Burger King drive-thru this morning. Inside the car was 17-year-old Donesha S. Gantt, her mother, and two others. Gantt and another woman were shot. In a state of panic, Gantt took out her cell phone to say what she thought might be her goodbye to the world in a video broadcast on Facebook Live.
“I know they shot me, but it’s good. It’s good,” a teary Gantt says in the video. “God, forgive me for all my sins. God, forgive me for everything.”
The incident occurred at 9:15 this morning at the Burger King on the corner of NW 138th Street and NW 27th Avenue. Three men were believed to have approached the car and opened fire. The driver of the car tried to get out of the way but couldn’t avoid the bullets.
Posted by Donesha S. Gantt on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
“I feel like I’m going to pass out. Mom, I just got shot three times, and If I die… I’m good,” Gantt says in the video. “I know it’s crazy, but I know who shot me. But he’s good, he’s good. He shot my homegirl too.”
According to NBC Miami, Opa-lockaPolicebelievethe women were not random targets. At least one other person was in the car, a man whose voice can be heard in the video.
Gantt and the other victim were airlifted to a nearby hospital. According to Local 10, one of the women is in critical condition.
Gantt took to Facebook hours later to indicate that she’s in stable condition.
“BLESSED,” she wrote. “All I can say is blessed 4wounds and I’m blessed!!!!!!!! Love you ma.”
Two nearby schools – Nathan B. Young Elementary and Robert Ingram Elementary – were put on lockdown after the shooting while police searched the area for the shooters. However, no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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