A robber shot three people, seriously wounding a 12-year-old boy, near Clemente Park, Miami police said.
A woman jumped out of a car Saturday night and robbed the group at 101 NW 34th St., said Miami Police Officer Yelitza Cedano.
The robber shot the three even after they gave her their valuables, police said.
She then hopped into a mid-size sedan, believed to be silver or white, and drove south.
When Aaron Francis heard the gunshots he didn’t move. But when he heard the screaming, he ran to help the injured child, a 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old woman, who had been shot.
He helped them to the curb and applied pressure to the wounds. His neighbor, Juana Calo brought rags and called the police.
“We had to slap his face to keep him awake,” Francis said. “You could see his eyes rolling back. We had to keep him with us.”
Calo said she can’t get the image of the injured boy’s eyes out of her mind.
“I told him, ‘Come on kid, don’t go, you’ve got your whole life ahead of you’, ” Calo told the boy.
Hours after the 8 p.m. shooting, police were picking up shredded pieces of clothing and towels off of the corner where the group had collapsed.
“Seeing kids that young--it hurts,” Francis said. “I have a 4 year old.”