Teen Shot in Coral Gables Says Good Deed Nearly Got Him Killed

A teen who was shot along with his girlfriend in Coral Gables on Halloween says his good deed nearly got him killed.

The 19-year-old, who asked not to be named, is still recovering in the hospital after he was shot three times Saturday night.

“It’s broken, my elbow is completely shattered," he told NBC 6 from his hospital bed Monday.

He and his 17-year-old girlfriend were the two victims almost killed on Rosaro Avenue. The night started at Sunset Place Mall where he was picking his girlfriend up from work as they headed to a Halloween party. The problems started while waiting for her in the parking lot.

“Some girl approached me while I was in my car and tapped on my window and she asked me if I was busy," he said.

The teen said the girl, along with another young girl and three young men, asked for a ride home, saying they were stranded at the mall.

“I kind of felt bad so I called my girlfriend and I said 'hey look, there’s some kids that approached me that need to get home so I'm going to take them and come back and get you,' but she said 'no, wait, I’m already on my way down, just wait for me outside,'” he said.

So the two teens trying to do the right thing gave them a lift and were instructed to go to Rosaro Avenue. That’s where they were almost killed.

“He pulls out the gun and puts it to my head and says 'get out the car,'” the teen said.

He said he knows his next decision is why he’s alive in the hospital instead of being dead.

“My girlfriend was shocked, she didn’t know what to do," he said. "I was like 'babe, we gotta go, we gotta run. He has a gun.'”

Even though they ran the gunman shot anyways. The teen was hit twice in the elbow and once in the knee. His girlfriend took a bullet in the knee as well.

He says he’s lucky.

“Thank God they took off right after, I didn’t want them to finish us off," he said.

Though he knows it wasn’t his fault, he wanted to say something to his girl.

“I know I put her life at risk. I just wanted to apologize, It’ll never happen again. I love her,” he said.

Coral Gables Police have issued an advisory for a 2007 black 2-door Infiniti G35. The vehicle had tinted windows and a Miami Heat license plate reading 'L53TB' and a green valet parking sticker in the rear windshield.

Police say there were five people in the vehicle, three white Latin males and two white Latin females, all between the ages of 17 and 19 years old. The shooter is believed to be a 19-year-old male.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers or the Coral Gables Police Department at 305-442-1600.

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