Police investigate Miami shooting, teen hospitalized

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Miami that sent one teenager to the hospital.

It all happened around 11 p.m., Tuesday, near the 800 block of Northwest 58th St.

According to officials, the 16-year-old victim was shot multiple times, sustaining at least one injury to his back. The victim was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery, and is currently listed in stable condition.

Detectives said it happened when the teen was riding his bike, when a red car pulled up beside him, and someone got out and started shooting.

Police technology in place recorded nine gunshots.

The shooter or shooters then got back into the car and fled.

Residents in the area said off-camera that they heard the shots and saw the victim on the ground crying out for help. Minutes later, police officers responded to the area.

The victim’s mother spoke to 7News. However, she declined to show her face. “When I kept calling his phone, calling his phone, I didn’t get an answer,” she said, too afraid to show her face on camera.

Investigators do not know if the victim was the intended target, and the motive behind the shooting remains unclear.

“I just ask everyone to keep him in prayer, and whoever did this to him to confess to what they did because he didn’t deserve what they’ve done to him because he’s not a bad kid. He’s a very loving child, ” the teen’s mother said.

At this point it is unknown if police have anyone in custody.

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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