MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A sixteen year old is recovering after being shot outside a Little Havana supermarket early Saturday morning.
It was approximately 2 a.m. when rescue crews rushed the teen to the hospital with a gunshot to the leg.
Kelly Brito was outside her home nearby waiting for her boyfriend and best friend who’d walked to the El Palacio Supermarket located at 500 S.W. 10th Avenue for food.
Suddenly, Brito heard gunshots pierce the quiet night.
Police said the victim and a friend were walking to the corner store when someone drove by and opened fire. The victim, a student at Booker T. Washington, was struck in the thigh. Witnesses said they heard between 8 to 10 shots.
It was Brito’s best friend who had been shot.
“I’m really worried about him, I wanted to go in the ambulance with him but they wouldn’t let me,” said Brito. “I was waiting for him, and all of a sudden I heard the shots and I called the police. I was really worried and didn’t know where he was.”
Miami police detectives and CSI quickly arrived in the Little Havana neighborhood to investigate.
It’s still unclear who or why someone opened fire, but Brito says she’s tired of all the gun violence among young people.
“This is ridiculous,” she said. “Every day around this area, sometimes you hear shots somewhere and you don’t even know if it’s shots or fireworks because it’s so much.”
Police are asking anyone with information to call Miami Crimestoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.