8-year-old child killed while leaving birthday party

A young boy was killed on his way home from a birthday party Wednesday after getting caught in the crossfire of a triple shooting.

Rashid Cunningham, 8, was walking with his adult cousins in Dania Beach, Florida. They were both grazed by bullets and taken to a local hospital, according to local reports.

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The third grader's grandmother, who Rashid called "Little Foot," fainted behind the crime scene tape when she arrived at the scene.

WFLA reports she had to be a carried away by friends and neighbors.

Broward Sheriff's spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright told local reporters that the shooting occurred at 7:30 p.m.

The shooter is still at large and no arrests have been made, she said.

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