A teenage boy was shot in the head Thursday night after fans celebrating the Miami Heat victory fired guns into the air in his Miramar neighborhood.
The 15-year-old was with his mother at their home on the 2100 block of Sherman Circle North when she heard a scream and ran over to find her son lying on the floor, yelling in pain.
She didn’t know what happened until she saw blood on her son and a hole in the sliding glass door. The bullet had passed through the glass and hit him in the side of the head.
“At the angle at which it was travelling, we don’t believe he was targeted,” said Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues.
“It happened shortly after the Miami Heat victory,” Rues said. “There were reports of gunshots in the area.”
Police think the teen was probably hit by a stray bullet from celebratory gunfire, Rues said, but they’re still investigating and looking for the shooter.
The injured teen’s name has not been released.
He was conscious and in stable condition at Memorial Regional Hospital.
The Miramar Police Department has urged anyone with information to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.