MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A mother was driving with her 18-year-old son in Miami Gardens when a shooter targeted them Monday afternoon. Shattered glass cut her arm. Her son was shot several times.
There were blood stains in the silver Nissan. Detectives believe the gunman was after her son. The mother said he shot seven times.
"I realized we were being shot at," said the mother, who did not want to be identified. "My son jumped over to see me like, 'Mom! You good? You good?' Not knowing that he was shot up."
She said it all started after she picked him up from school and they left a Winn-Dixie supermarket at 17221 NW 27th Ave. The mother said she was taking side streets to get home. She said the shooting happened as she approached the Palmetto Expressway.
"I thought I was going to faint, because I thought I was shot, too," the mother said. "Blood was just everywhere."
The mother said her instinct was to speed back to their home in Miami Gardens, where her relatives called 911. Her son had injuries to his face, back and hand.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue airlifted him to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was in critical condition. The mother said doctors told her he has a long road to recovery.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.