Danette Simmons was pronounced dead Thursday after someone opened fire outside her house in Miami Gardens, WSVN reported. Police responded to a report of shots fired just before 11:30 p.m. and found Simmons suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
“She didn’t deserve this. Somebody just takes your life over a dog? Oh, come one, man,” a family friend told WSVN.
Simmons’ niece Tyquandra Simmons also told WSVN her aunt was killed because of a dispute over her dog. Police have not confirmed a motive for the shooting.
“That just don’t sit right with me. It’s crazy,” Simmons said. “My auntie had a good heart, no matter what. My auntie loved everybody, everybody.”
The shooter has not been arrested and a description of the possible shooter has not been released. Danette Simmons’ family is urging anyone with information on the deadly shooting to come forward.
“If they know who it is, they need to tell who did it,” the family friend told WSVN. “Because she was too good to all her grand kids and her family, period. She was a family person. She loved her family, man.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.