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NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – A South Florida man is hospitalized after being shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The shooting happened in the 4600 block of Northwest 23rd Court at an apartment complex across from the First Baptist Church of Brownsville.
Linda Lindo and her family are praying right now for her son Terrence Reeters.
“They didn’t have to shoot him like that like a dog,” Lindo said. “They shouldn’t have done this to my son. He never hurt nobody, they shouldn’t of done this to my son.”
Police say Reeters was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade early Monday morning.
“Me and my mom were in the house we were going to sleep and as soon as I closed my eyes I heard bam bam bam,” said Leon Robinson, Reeters nephew.
Residents of the apartment complex came running out when the shooting stopped, only to find Reeters calling out for help.
“He got hit 17 times,” Lindo said. “He got hit in the kidney. He got hit in the groin. Some of his intestines had to be taken out. He going to have a fight. He’s a fighter he’s going to need more than one operation. He might lose a leg.”
While Reeters was taken to Ryder Trauma Center, detectives worked on the scene and found dozens of shell casings.
They lined a sidewalk and the bullets took chunks of concrete out of the side of the apartment building where Reeters was heard crying out for help.
“How it transpired was from beef that he wasn’t a part of,” explained Robinson. “My uncle honestly might be out here with people but that don’t mean he deserves to be laying out here by himself.”
At last update, police didn’t have a suspect but Reeters’ mother had a message for whoever did this to her son.
“They don’t have no spine. They’re cowards,” she said. “Just like they did that to my son, trust me, what goes around comes around. Karma is not nothing to play with.”
Reeters’ family says he’ll undergo several surgeries and is in critical condition.
Records show Reeters has been arrested before on charges including battery, robbery, child abuse, and cocaine possession. It’s not known if that record is connected to this crime.
Police are looking for a dark grey Dodge Charger. They are also checking surveillance cameras for useful tape.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.