MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 17-year-old was critically injured in an overnight shooting in front of his northwest Miami-Dade home.
A source close to the family told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that he was shot four times in the leg.
Suprina Campbell said she was in bed when she heard gunshots outside her home at 7th Avenue and NW 84th Street just after midnight.
“I was asleep and I just woke up to, my child was shot. I just saw him with a gunshot wound and I saw my son on the ground crying for help,” said Campbell. “He was sitting outside at the time. It was a drive-by. It was a drive-by.”
Campbell said her son, Trevon, was rushed to the hospital and is now stable.
“It’s traumatic. My son, my son, my child – and I think what any mother would say – it is traumatizing,” said Campbell.
She said she has no idea why anyone would want to hurt him.
“My son is an average kid. I am not going to say he is great, but he is a good kid,” said Campbell.
She said he is a student at AMI Kids Miami-Dade North in North Miami Beach, which is a private school with a contract with the Department of Juvenile Justice. According to its website, the school helps youngsters with a trouble past.
Luis Ceruti, the executive director of the school, told D’Oench that he has reached out to Campbell and has offered the mother the school’s support.
After visiting her son in the hospital, Campbell said the gun violence has to stop.
“It was a drive-by, it was a drive-by. There is too much happening,” said Campbell. “You all have to break this code of silence. There are friends out there and kids out there and it’s sad. They are killing each other.”
Trevon’s aunt said she’s angry.
“If you know anything, you can do something about these shootings where they’re killing all black boys. Step forward and let people know, because black lives matter,” said Missy Campbell. “My nephew, he’s not too good, too bad, but he’s an innocent person. He has a newborn baby. You all need to come forward and let anybody know, anything you all know about the shooting last night.”
She added, “I have a disabled mother living there and this could have been here being hit at any moment so if you know anything please come forward.”
Miami-Dade police say they have limited information on the shooting. They say they do not have a motive or information about the shooter to release.
Anyone who can help them is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).