POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a teenage girl is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the chest while walking with another girl and two boys in Pompano Beach.
According to BSO the group was walking down the 1800 block of NW 14 Circle when one of the boys pulled out a gun and shot the girl in the chest. Her father, who did not give his name, spoke briefly with CBS 4’s Carey Codd outside Broward Health Medical Center where his daughter was airlifted Monday evening.
“I’m not sure what happened,” her father said. All I know is I got a phone call that my baby shot. Like I said, I don’t know what’s going on man.”
While the family tried to sort out the details, so did investigators.
“Detectives are dealing with some different stories,” said BSO Spokesperson Dani Moschella. “Different people are saying different things about what happened.”
By late Monday night BSO appeared to have more information. BSO confirmed that two teenage boys were being questioned and charges were pending against them related to the shooting.
At this point BSO has not disclosed whether the shooting was intentional or accidental.
It is reported that after the victim was shot, she walked two blocks to a family member’s house before someone called 911.
Investigators said the girl remained conscious throughout. Everyone on scene said she was fortunate to survive. But, for some, the shooting is a stark reminder of the violence that can happen anytime, anywhere.
“A bullet don’t have nobody’s name on it. It scares me to walk around and to see this,” said Tessia Johnson. “That’s why I don’t go nowhere. I’m scared it’s gonna happen to me one day.”