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Police: Man shot in Miami robbery in critical condition

A person was shot in the abdomen Monday at a bus stop 99 NW 79th St. MIami Police Detective Sierra looks over the victim’s bicycle .
A person was shot in the abdomen Monday at a bus stop 99 NW 79th St. MIami Police Detective Sierra looks over the victim’s bicycle .

A man sitting on a bus bench in Miami was shot in the stomach after a gunman approached him and demanded money and other possessions.

Miami police are now looking for the gunman, who is believed to be between 16 and 20 years old.

The man, who is in his 50s, was waiting at a bus stop at 99 NW 79th St. when someone approached him. Miami police spokesman Sgt. Freddie Cruz said the older man went to hand over his items and the gunman shot him in the stomach.

It wasn’t clear what the man had on him, but he did have a blue bicycle next to him.

He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Cruz said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

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