Teen injured by celebratory gunfire
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A 14-year-old teenager was shot in the neck during a Miami Heat game celebration Thursday night.
According to Brandon Reed's stepfather, Daryl Denson, he and his stepbrother were celebrating inside their Miramar home when a bullet came through the window and struck the boy in the head.
Denson called his son and stepson after the Heat had won the championship to hear the awful news. "He said, 'Dad, Brandon just got shot in the head.' I'm like, 'Shot in the head?' It didn't register to me what he was saying because I'm emotionally charged about the game, and he just kept saying that and started crying, and I said, 'I have to get there.'"
It is believed, minutes after the Heat's victory, someone fired a gun in the air and the bullet struck the honor roll student in the head. The teen was transported to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood where he is now recovering.
Reed was transported with the bullet still in his head. Doctors were able to remove the entire bullet, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Now police are investigating where that bullet came from. "I appreciate pots and pans being banged on, but where do guns come in?" said the father. "Guns should be used for police work, protecting your home. Not shooting in the air after the game."
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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