A 16-year-old named Tedrick Moss was shot in Delray Beach, Florida, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. The incident occurred on April 17 at Village at Delray on Auburn Avenue. Tedrick’s mother, Ivory Smith, shared that he remains on life support and is unable to breathe without assistance at Delray Beach Medical Center.
Details of the Shooting
According to Smith, Tedrick was walking in the parking lot when someone shot him three times in the neck, back, and shoulder. He was visiting his father in the apartment complex at the time of the incident.
Impact on the Teen’s Life
Tedrick was described as a loving, great kid and an outstanding athlete, who may never be able to play football again. He has other siblings who he cares for deeply.
Investigation and Community Response
The Delray Beach police are actively looking for clues, but have yet to identify suspects or a motive. They are investigating whether this shooting and a similar one on April 18 are connected.
Tedrick’s family hopes whoever is responsible will be caught soon. South Florida Pastor Tony Durante urges the community to come forward with any information that could help the police make an arrest. The community has already come together to raise funds to cover Tedrick’s medical bills and support a specialized clinic in Atlanta that helps individuals with disabilities.