MIAMI
11/01/2013 08:00 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2013

Teenage Girl Shot Near South Florida Elementary School

A teenage girl was shot while waiting for a school bus in South Florida Friday morning.

Broward Sherrif's Office said the incident was not a school shooting, but happened about 6:39 a.m. near the campus of Watkins Elementary in Pembroke Park, at a bus stop around 52nd Avenue south of Hallandale Beach Blvd.

17-year-old Makeda Elliott was reportedly walking with about a dozen other students when someone fired multiple shots and she was grazed in the neck. Elliott was able to call her father, who transported her to a nearby medical center.

She has since been moved to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, according to BSO, where she is expected to survive her injuries.

According to the Miami Herald, students who were also at the bus stop are currently being interviewed by police. It was not immediately known if the shots came from someone in the group or a passing car.

Because the shooting happened before the school opened, it was never put under lockdown -- but parents were unnerved by the incident.

"I come here with my kids every morning and that is really disturbing," said neighbor Lilieth Dookan.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated. A previous version of this story included information from a Miami Herald report linking the shooting to a chase and arrest on I-95; that report has been updated to reflect that the driver was not involved in the shooting. The location of the incident has been corrected to Pembroke Park.

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