FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Family members are speaking out, wondering how a Fort Pierce teenager could be randomly shot during a neighborhood round of basketball.
Police are asking for your help investigating the shooting that left the victim in critical condition.
Officials said 19-year-old Faga Nettles remains in the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
Robbie McKee, the victim's grandmother, is still left with unanswered questions one day after her grandson was hit in the neck by a bullet between basketball games.
"I don't understand why," said McKee.
Sgt. Dennis McWilliams with the Fort Pierce Police Department said two friends were playing basketball, while Faga Nettles sat out a game.
McWilliams said they heard the gunfire, but at first, it sounded like something else.
"At least one of the witnesses reported that they heard fireworks, and thought it was fireworks-- but, unfortunately, it was not fireworks," said Sgt. McWilliams.
Eyewitnesses said it happened at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie basketball court.
Police said they don't know if Nettles was the intended target, and they are not ruling out the possibility that it could have been a random shooting.
McKee said she can't figure out how something like this could happen to her grandson.
"I just don't understand it," she said. "He was sitting at the time, they told me it happened. But I don't know, I don't understand why."
In the crime description, authorities say Nettles was shot with an unknown firearm by an unknown suspect.
This incident is still under investigation, and authorities are asking if you know anything about this shooting, to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273 TIPS.
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