Horrifying CCTV footage shows the moment a 12-year-old boy is dumped on the street from a car after being abducted, sexually assaulted and shot.
Police in the US city of Miami are now on the hunt for the child’s attacker, who they say snatched from in the suburb of Brownsville between 2am and 3am yesterday.
He was sexually abused before being pushed out of the vehicle. The boy went to a nearby convenience store for help.
Security camera vision shows him collapsing, covered in blood and bleeding from the head, while an onlooker calls the police.
Authorities say the boy had been shot.
A man named Johnny was riding his bike in the area when he pulled over to help the boy after hearing his cries.
“He was screaming, ‘Help someone, help me, please,’” the man told 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.”
Another bystander stopped to help the child with a towel and bottle of water while they waited for authorities.
Emergency services arrived on the scene and rushed the boy to hospital. He remains in critical condition.
Police are searching for the attacker, who was last seen driving a black sedan.