MIAMI (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a 14-year-old boy to the hospital after, police said, he was shot in the face in a Miami neighborhood, Thursday afternoon.
Miami Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the shooting in the area of Northwest 58th Street and 15th Avenue.
Officials said the shooting took place at around 1:30 p.m. They said the boy ran several blocks before he reached a home where he alerted people that he had been shot.
Officials said the victim was alert and talking as paramedics transported him to Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is currently listed in stable condition.
7Skyforce HD hovered above the neighborhood as officers canvassed the area.
Area resident Early Stitt said this is yet another example of gun violence disrupting the community. “Oh, man, this is rough out here. You’ve got kids with guns that can’t even hold the gun straight,” he said. “I don’t know where they’re getting them from or what. It’s bad around here.”
“It’s crazy. When you don’t give a damn about a kid — children are God’s chosen people,” said area resident Jeffrey Barnsbury. “If you don’t care about a child, you don’t care about life itself.”
It is unknown why the victim was not in school at the time of the incident.
Police are currently searching for a black Chevy Malibu.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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