Two young boys shot in Miami drive-by

Miami police are investigating the drive-by shooting of two boys — ages 5 and 7 — at 1231 NW 58th Terr.

The youths were transported to Ryder Trauma Center with injuries not considered to be life threatening, police said.

Bystander Robert McCullough said he walked out of a grocery store to find people yelling and screaming after the shooting.

“There was a woman holding a child and begging for people to call an ambulance,” he said. “I told her, `Get in my car, don’t want for an ambulance, he’ll die.’ ”

The boy — the younger of the two shooting victims — had been shot in the chest, near his heart, McCullough said.

The woman jumped into his white SUV and held the boy against her chest as McCullough rushed to Ryder Trauma Center.

“I drove like what you see in the movies,” he said.

He said the mother was hysterical the whole time, and “the little boy kept saying, `I love you mommy, I love you mommy.’ ”

McCullough said he dropped them at Ryder at stayed to speak to a detective before leaving.

“She was very grateful,” he said of the mother, whose name he never learned. “Can you imagine, I might have helped save her baby?”

Police said the boys were outside playing basketball in front of their mothers when the drive-by occured.

Police got a call about 4 p.m. that a car had pulled up and opened fire, police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said, spraying bullets and striking the kids.

The vehicle was a white or gray American model car, Reyes said.

“What we need, at this point, is the public’s assistance,” Reyes said.

Officers were interviewing potential witnesses.

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