Police plead for help after shooting of 12-year-old

MIAMI (WSVN) - A 12-year-old is in stable condition three days after a robber shot him and his two cousins, Saturday, and now police are asking for help identifying the woman behind the shooting.

Miami Police released surveillance video of the dangerous robbery, in which a woman is seen firing a gun numerous times at 12-year-old Delber Diaz and his two older cousins as they try to flee. Assistant Chief Dennis Jackson said the community should recognize the severity of the crime and come forward with any information.

“It’s just heartbreaking that someone would not have concern for life,” Jackson said. “The community gets a chance to see how horrible this was, then the community will be more than likely to get involved.”

Delber and his two cousins were walking home from Roberto Clemente Park, near Midtown, when the woman jumped out of a car and tried to rob them, then fired the shots.

“I love you so much,” Diaz said in an audio message to his mother in Honduras.

In Spanish, Diaz’s father told 7News that one of the bullets hit his son’s midsection.

Twenty-year-old Jeydin Martinez recalled the shocking moments near the corner of Northwest 34th Street and First Avenue. She was shot in the ankle.

In Spanish, she said the shooter grabbed her purse from behind. Martinez said she gave it up but hesitated with her cell phone.

That’s when her younger cousin, Delber, was shot first. Delber had only been in the U.S. for 12 hours.

Their other cousin, 17-year-old Juan Escobar, was only left with a minor leg wound.

The shooter fled the scene in a getaway car, which has been described as a silver or white mid-sized sedan, possibly a Chrysler.

If you have any information on this robbery, 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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