According to The Miami New Times, Michael Von Zamft an assistant state attorney working on a January 23rd drive by shooting in Liberty City, in which someone opened fire with an AK-47 on a group of young men playing craps and killing two, says it’s his opinion a report by WFOR’s Jim DeFede is to blame for a second attack that happened recently.
In the story the mother of one of the two boys shot and killed openly criticised her neighbors for not coming forward with information about the January shooting. Her face and street address number were shown uncensored.
In the same story another woman who remained anonymous claimed at first she knew who killed her rapper friend, the January 23rd shooting allegedly happened as retaliation to his murder, and pointed out one of the boys as the killer but later backtracked saying she wasn’t sure.
Several days after the story aired on WFOR someone stopped in front of the mother’s home and opened fire on a group of young men standing in front, injuring five.
Michael Von Zamft told The Miami New Times he believes the second shooting was spurred by WFOR’s story because of the theory about the January shooting and because of the interview with the mother infront of her home.
On his part DeFede says his story may have contributed to the attack. His full response can be read here the police however have yet to officially link the two shootings.
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