A 12-year-old boy was sexually assaulted and then shot on a street in Miami in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The child was walking in the Brownsville area of the city at around 2am when he was suddenly forced into a black car.
The suspect who was driving the vehicle only went a short distance before sexually assaulting the boy, shooting him and driving away, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Miami Police are searching for the person who sexually assaulted a boy, 12, seen here, top left
The boy was walking around 2am in the Brownsville area of northwest Miami covered in blood
Soon afterwards, the youngster was found by a man who was riding his bicycle near to the spot where the boy was dumped.
A man who was riding on a bike near the scene of the crime told a local news station that he pulled over to help the boy after he heard the child screaming.
‘He was screaming. “Help someone, help me, please,”‘ said the man, called Johnny to Local 10.
‘I bring him to the store so they can call the police for him. He was conscious, then he fell on the sidewalk and said he had been shot.’
A man pulled up, forced the boy into a vehicle, and sexually assaulted him. The boy can be seen here after collapsing to the ground while passersby call 911
The child was then shot and forced out of the car to be dumped on the street
Surveillance footage shows the boy collapsing, bleeding from a head wound while a person standing next to him calls 911. Another woman came by with a towel and some water
Surveillance footage shows the boy bleeding from his head and stumbling before collapsing to the ground in agony.
A second passerby also stopped to help him water and a towel.
Police and paramedics soon arrived on the scene together with an ambulance to take the child to hospital who was in critical condition.
Officials have not named the boy, but are searching for a tall man with long, curly hair and a black four-door sedan. They say the need the public’s help in finding the suspect.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 305-471-8477 or 866-471-8477.
The boy attempted to reach this supermarket in order to call for help
Police were soon on scene and took the boy who was in critical condition to hospital
The boy was helped to his feet and taken to a stretcher and waiting ambulance