MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old was shot late Thursday night in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities confirmed.
It happened in the area of Southwest 283rd Street and 128th Court.
Crime scene tape was seen surrounding a dark red Honda CR-V that appeared to have a bullet hole in the driver-side window.
Miami-Dade police confirmed that a passenger was inside the vehicle as well, but was not injured.
“He’s being interviewed by investigators,” a police spokesperson said.
The teen was airlifted to HCA Florida Kendall Hospital and has undergone surgery. At last check, the victim was listed in critical condition.
He sustained multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
“I heard two (shots), actually we thought it was fireworks,” a neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, said. “We came outside, we (saw) kids screaming saying someone was hit.”
The neighbor added: “This is not the first time we have had families murdered over here. Kids, babies, the youngest child that lost their life over here was six months old.”
Authorities had not provided an update on the victim’s condition as of Friday.
Police said two males in dark-colored clothing were seen running from the area after the shooting.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.