Teen undergoes surgery after being shot in Miami
Family says 16-year-old shot near Northwest 58th Street, Northwest Ninth Avenue
MIAMI – A teenager underwent surgery Wednesday morning after being shot in Miami, his family told Local 10 News.
"He's just been in surgery, and he's out of surgery. He's stable," the boy's mother, who did not want to be identified, said.
The 16-year-old boy was shot Tuesday night near the intersection of Northwest 58th Street and Northwest Ninth Avenue, according to family members.
His mother said she received a phone call from a relative, telling her that her son had been shot.
"At first I thought it was a joke, but when I called his phone I didn't get an answer," she said.
Miami police confirmed that the teen was shot multiple times in the back.
Police said the boy was riding his bicycle in the area when a red vehicle pulled up beside him, and someone got out of the car and began firing at him.
"That's all he do, ride bikes. He's a bike rider. He loves riding bikes," the teen's mother said.
Detectives said it's unclear whether the teen was the intended target or if he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The teen was taken by Miami Fire Rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
A motive for the shooting is unknown.
"He didn't deserve what they done to him because he's not a bad kid," the victim's mother said. "I ask everyone to keep him in prayer, and whoever did this to him to confess to what they did."
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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