NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) — A 16-year-old boy is recovering at the hospital Friday after being shot in the legs in Northwest Miami-Dade on Thursday night.
The shooting took place around 10:20 p.m. Police said the teen was sitting on an electric box at the corner of Northwest 196th Terrace and 52nd Place when he was approached by a another teenager who looked to be between 15 and 18-years old, according to Miami Dade police.READ MORE: ‘Very Exciting Day’: South Florida Pediatrician Ecstatic Over Pfizer's Announcement COVID Vaccine Safe For Kids Ages 5-11
The two got into an argument and one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other twice in the legs.READ MORE: Violent Weekend In Miami-Dade Claims 14-Year-Old Boy And Leaves 2 Other Children Wounded
“He did shoot multiple times and that is the danger involved with this. You have residents sleeping at that time, that are home, children that are home, and these stray bullets may end up being a tragedy and the subjects of course don’t think of that,” said Miami-Dade Police Spokesman Det. Alvaro Zabaleta.
The victim was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood where he is in stable condition.MORE NEWS: City of Miami Beach, Aspen Institute Team Up For First-Ever Climate Change Conference In March 2022
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).