A 15-year old boy remained hospitalized Thursday in critical condition after being shot in the back in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.
Erin Willis was shot near the intersection of Northwest First Avenue and 28th Street just after 8 Wednesday night.
Shell casings littered the street after the shooting.
Erin’s father is devastated.
“Right now, he’s in critical condition because the bullet that went into him, one bullet did a lot of damage. It went in beside the kidney, it clipped off the tip of his heart causing the heart to collapse, ricocheted off of a rib and hit the spine,” Sammy Willis said.
Willis, who uses a wheelchair, said his son may be paralyzed.
“There’s a probability that my son will never walk again because of the injury and all because of what, three boys, three decent kids on bicycles coming home and the guy decides to pull up beside them in a car and fire a bullet.”
Willis is being treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Miami police have not released a motive for the shooting and they don’t have a description of the shooter.
Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).