15-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting: Miami Police

He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center

By Gilma Avalos
|  Thursday, Dec 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:10 PM EDT
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A 15-year-old boy who was shot in northwest Miami Wednesday is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. Witnesses who didn't want to be identified describe the scene.

A 15-year-old boy who was shot in northwest Miami Wednesday is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. Witnesses who didn't want to be identified describe the scene.

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A 15-year-old boy who was shot in northwest Miami Wednesday is in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, police said.

The victim, Aaron Willis, was on his way home from his friend's house when he was shot.  He received at least one gunshot wound in the back, Miami Police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said.

Confused and shaking, he asked those around him for help after the shooting at the corner of NW 1st Avenue and NW 28th Street, one witness said.

"'Can you move the bike off me? I don't feel my legs,’" she recounted him saying. "You know, he don't know if he got shot or not."

His bike landed on top of his body, according to witnesses, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation. The victim was hanging out on the block with other teens when a car pulled up and several gunshots rang out, they said.

Police are investigating the shooting and gathering details about what happened, Reyes said.

"A car just pulled up beside him and shot my son in the back," said his father Sammie Willis.

They ask anyone with information on the incident to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

"It's going to take a miracle for him to walk again," said his father.

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