Teen shot remains in critical condition
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was shot in the back, Wednesday night.
Aaron Willis was wounded by a gunman who opened fire near the Midtown area of Miami. "I heard gunshots and the car speed off," said one witness, who did not want to be identified.
Paramedics rushed the ninth grader from Booker T. Washington High School to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
According to his father, Willis suffered an injury to his spine. The father fears his son may never walk again. "His spine is cut," said Sam Willis. "His spinal chord is cut .. from that bullet."
Willis' father was extremely upset as he spoke outside the hospital, Thursday morning. "My whole life fell out on the floor in front of me, because for 15 years I've taken good care of that boy," said the elder Willis. "We are close. We are not friends, I'm his father, no, I'm his daddy."
Police officers recovered a bullet casing from the scene as well as Willis' bike.
The cause of the shooting remains unknown. "It's sad, like what could he have possibly done?" said the unidentified girl who found him.
Friends think he may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time. A friend and school mate who spoke off-camera said Willis was a good kid who stayed out of trouble. "The guys that he chose to be around, I know them, because they hang around my house," said the boy's father, "and they are good kids."
Miami Police said the investigation remains ongoing.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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