Children Found With Mother After Foster Mom Shot In Miami-Dade

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Police have found two children with their biological mother after the kids were taken from a home in southwest Miami-Dade Friday morning after their foster mother was shot.

The incident happened just after 5 a.m. when a man and woman went to the home in the area of 136th Street and Jackson Street and made contact with the 77-year-old foster mom.

At some point, authorities say the foster mom was shot, and the man and woman fled in a white sedan with the two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. 

The foster mother was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Rosario said detectives worked to find the two children and their biological mother, 34-year-old Candi Johnson. 

Johnson and the children were found hours later in the area of 87th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue, officials said.

Police haven't confirmed that Johnson was the woman at the home at the time of the shooting. Officials said they are still looking for the man who was at the home and possibly a third man.

Police are working with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Children and Families in the investigation.

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