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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-area teen was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after she was shot in apartment complex’s parking lot.

Shanetta Gilbert, 15, was sitting in a car with two friends at 5000 NW 24th Ave when they were hit with a hail of bullets early Monday.

Her mother, Laverne Mike, says her daughter was in the wrong place at the wrong time and doesn’t believe she and her friends were the intended victims.

“She was shot in the back. The bullet went through her stomach. She had surgery and it will be a long recovery process,” said Mike.

She was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Gilbert wasn’t the one one injured in the shooting.

Jonathon Bryant, 22, was driving by the apartment complex when the shots rang and his vehicle was hit.

Bryant tried to escape by putting it in reverse, but he lost control and crashed into a fence at the apartment complex. His passenger, 22-year-old Shermaine Arnold, was struck in the forehead with glass debris.

Arnold was also taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center where she was listed as stable.

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho urged anyone with information about the shooting to speak up.

Mike had a similar plea.

“We need to stop the gun violence – come forward,” she said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.


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