A teen was rushed to the hospital after he was shot during an attempted robbery in southwest Miami-Dade Wednesday morning, police said.
Miami-Dade Police said 18-year-old Christian Aguilar had just parked in his driveway at 18675 Southwest 123rd Court around 2 a.m. when he was approached by three armed men.
The suspects demanded Aguilar's property, and then one shot through the car door hitting Aguilar in the side, police said. The three suspects fled without taking anything.
Aguilar was taken to Kendall Regional Trauma Center and is expected to recover.
Jesus Gonzalez described hearing three gunshots, and then went outside his home and saw his friend bleeding.
Gonzalez said that Aguilar bled in his seat and when he took him into his house.
Police said Aguilar was trapped by his seat belt as the suspects tried to yank him out and grab his keys.
"When they were unable to get him out of the car one of the subjects fired three shots at the victim, striking him in his abdomen,” Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman Det. Robin Pinkard said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.