Two 12-year-olds were shot in Miami at a school bus stop after a 16-year-old tried to rob them of their cellphones.
According to NBC 6, the two 12-year-olds were waiting at their school bus stop when the armed teen approached them and demanded their cell phones. When they refused to give up their phones, the teen shot them and ran away.
The 12-year-olds were taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both are expected to recover. After a brief search, the teen was found and taken into custody. Two firearms were recovered from the scene.
“These are two juveniles, two 12-year-olds who could be our children. They’re just going to school, that is the last thing that any parent has on their mind, that their 12-year-olds that are waiting to go to school are going to get shot at,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Argemis Colome said. “Fortunately they are recovering but we could have been at a much deeper tragedy today.”
Police haven’t released the teen’s identity or said what charges he’ll face. Colome said detectives are still trying to determine if the teen knew the victims, and how he got the firearms.
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