Father and Young Son Shot in Car in Liberty City: Miami Police

Father and son hospitalized in critical condition

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A 9-year-old boy and his father are fighting for their lives in the hospital after they were shot in Liberty City.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of Northwest 17th Avenue and 44th Street, according to Miami Police.

Reynold Antrobus and his son Reynold Jr. were shot while they were inside a car, officials said.

The father drove both of them to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where they were in critical condition.

“It’s hard. It’s hard. I have five kids and that’s my youngest child," said Shavonne Newbold, the mother of the boy.

Newbold says her son has swelling in his brain and he’s been sedated since he was admitted to the hospital Saturday.

Newbold believes Antrobus Sr. was dropping off his other children in the area.

“I guess it was some enemies that seen him and the shot the car up, and my baby was in the car,” Newbold said.

According to detectives, Antrobus Sr. is also in critical condition. Detectives still don’t know if the shooter or shooters were in a car or not.

“We have a 9-year-old child that’s at the hospital fighting for his life. If you know something and you are withholding this information, you are part of the problem,” said Officer Kiara Delva.

Police said the shooting remains under investigation.

"We pray for the recovery of a 10-year-old child whose only fault was to be in the incomprehensible path of a criminal's murderous bullet. The silence of the knowing is deafening," Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted about the shooting.

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