Mother of 17-year-old shot in drive-by pleads with public

MIAMI (WSVN) - A mother is making a passionate plea after her 17-year-old son was caught in the crossfire outside their Northwest Miami-Dade house.

The victim, identified by family as Trey, is now recovering at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His mother, Suprina Campbell is holding out hope that her son will come out of this with a full recovery.

Trey is currently in critical condition, as of Thursday afternoon.

“If you know anyone is doing shooting, killing our young black boys, you need to step forward and let people know,” said Missy Campbell, Trey’s aunt.

The shooting happened near Northwest 84th Street and Seventh Avenue, just before 1 a.m., Thursday.

The victim’s mother said she woke up to gunshots before she heard her son scream out in agony for help. “Gunshots and my son on the ground crying for help,” Campbell said.

Campbell said Trey was sitting outside when someone began to shoot. “It’s traumatizing because it’s my son,” Campbell said. “It’s too much. It’s happening every day.”

As investigators work to figure out who did this, the 17-year-old’s family is pleading with the public for answers and asking the shooter to come forward.

“It you know anything, please come forward,” the victim’s aunt said. “Stop being scared and come forward. Tell the truth.”

Trey’s mother is hoping that people will put the guns down. “This violence has got to stop,” she said. “We have too many youths that’s dying every day.”

If you have any information that will help with the investigation, 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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