Child held at gunpoint for bike

Victim: 'I feel lucky to be alive now'

MIAMI - A South Florida child was held at gunpoint by two thieves after his bike.

Eleven-year-old Makir Rivera was confronted near NW 42nd street and 1st Avenue, in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood.

Rivera says the crooks, who appeared to be teens, put a gun to his chest and demanded the bike. He says they threatened to pull the trigger.

"The other kid was like, ‘Shoot him, shoot him, shoot him!" Rivera said.

He was then pushed off the bike by one of the thieves. He ran home to his family for help.

His aunt, Jennifer Jimenez has lived in Little Haiti her whole life, and is shocked by the crime committed to her nephew.

"I know things are bad at this time," Jimenez said. "I know a lot of things happen, but it's shocking to know that [someone] took a gun out on a child on a bicycle. That's the most shocking part. Especially, it's a child. He's defenseless."

Police are still looking for the thieves. They believe one of them might be as young as 14-years-old.

"I feel lucky to be alive now," Rivera said.

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