Crime

10-year-old shot in Liberty City is out of the hospital

A 10-year-old child shot in the leg while riding his bike was released from the hospital on Sunday.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Square recreation center at 1415 NW 63rd St.

Jamari Tillman was riding a bike around the basketball courts behind the center when three people walked up and began shooting.

“I was in my apartment and I heard multiple gunshot wounds,” said Jamari’s neighbor Tyrone Brown.

Said Jamari: “My leg hurts real bad,” Jamari said. “But at least I can walk.”

The bullet is still lodged in his left calf and he has to use a walker to get around. But his family is grateful his injuries were not worse.

“I thank God he ain’t dead, that God gave him a chance to have him again, you know, a second chance in life,” said his mother, Sandra Fair.

There are several surveillance cameras at the Liberty Square complex because of closed circuit TV system installed by Miami police in a special program. Investigators may release some of the surveillance tape in hopes the community can help.

Police do not have a motive or any suspects at this point.

Anyone with information should call Miami Police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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