Good deed nearly gets teen killed in Coral Gables
Posted on November 02, 2015 3:00 PM EST
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – On Saturday, Oct. 31, police responded to a double shooting in Coral Gables. The shooting victims were two innocent teens, one who says it was his good deed that nearly got him and his girlfriend killed on Halloween.
The 19-year-old, who is still recovering at a local hospital after being shot three times Saturday night, told NBC 6 that his elbow is broken and "completely shattered."
It all started on Saturday night; the 19-year-old drove to Sunset Place mall to pick up his girlfriend after she got off work. The couple was planning to head to a Halloween party, but those plans were derailed by a group of teens who said they were stranded and in need of a ride.
The male victim was in the parking lot waiting for his girlfriend to get off work when a girl approached him while he was sitting in his car. She tapped on the window and asked him if he was busy.
The teen said that the girl, along with another young girl and three males asked him if he could drive them home, claiming they were stranded at the mall.
The victim said that he felt bad for them, so he called his girlfriend and said that some kids approached him, needing a ride home. He told his girlfriend that he was going to take them home and come back and get her.
His girlfriend told him to wait outside for her since she was already on her way down.
Ride Turns Into Carjacking
Believing they were doing the right thing, the couple gave the teens a lift and were instructed to go down Rosaro Avenue, which is where the drive took a turn for the worse.
One of the male passengers pulled out a gun and put it to the driver's head and ordered him to get out of the car. His girlfriend was shocked and didn't know what to do. That's when the driver told his girlfriend that they have to run because he had a gun.
As the couple ran from the vehicle, the gunman shot anyways, striking the teen twice in the elbow and once in the knee. His girlfriend also took a bullet in the knee.
Coral Gables Police issued an advisory looking for the victim's 2007 black 2-door Infiniti G35. The vehicle had a Miami Heat license plate and tinted windows. It also had a green valet parking sticker in the rear windshield.
According to the police, there were five teens in the Infiniti: three Latin males and two Latin females, all between the ages of 17 and 19 years of age. The police said the shooter is male and about 19-years-old.
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