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Florida Senate honors memory of King Carter, 6-year-old shot and killed in Miami-Dade

The Florida Senate pauses in a moment of silence to honor King Carter on Feb. 24 ,2016.

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The Florida Senate pauses in a moment of silence to honor King Carter on Feb. 24 ,2016.

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The Florida Senate ended its daily session this evening with a moment of silence honoring King Carter, the 6-year-old who was shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade last weekend.

Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, requested the time to highlight the growing number of child victims who've been killed by gun violence in Miami-Dade County.

"Unfortunately, he [King] now represents an ominous distinction as being the 60th Miami-Dade County Public Schools student lost to gun violence in the last 12 months," Bullard said. "I just wanted to recognize King Carter for what he could have been."

Police said King was caught in the crossfire of a feud that started on social media. Earlier today, two teens were charged with attempted first-degree murder and second-degree murder in connection with King's death. (More here.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:26pm]

    

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