MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A nine-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he and his father were shot in Miami early Saturday morning.
It happened just before 2 a.m. in the area of NW 44th Street and 18th Avenue.
The boy's mother, Shavonne Newbold, said her son, Reynold Antrobus, was with his dad for the summer. She said someone shot at them while they were sitting in their car.
"I got a phone call that my son was shot in Miami," said Newbold who spoke on the phone with CBS4's Brooke Shafer. "He was hit in the head and in the stomach. He has a lot of swelling in the brain."
Reynold's father drove himself and the boy to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, according to Miami police.
Newbold said her son's prognosis has not gotten worse and she's hoping for the best. She believes her son and his father may have been targeted.
"If the father was targeted, and they knew there was a child in the car, they need to do the right thing and turn themselves in," Newbold said.
The shooting happened about a month before Reynold's 10th birthday on September 15th.
Miami Police said they are conducting interviews and looking for surveillance video of the incident.
"We have a 9-year-old boy who is fighting for his life in the hospital," said Kiara Delva with the Miami Police Department. "If you know something, and you're not saying anything that is a big problem."
Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo posted on Twitter that they will do "everything we can to catch the cowards responsible."
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