Published: Aug 03, 2010 7:50 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 03, 2010 4:50 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head, and his 1-year-old shot niece was shot in the leg in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood.

Police say the teen was visiting with his mother and niece Monday afternoon when he stepped outside. His mother told police that she heard the boy yell, "Please don't shoot me," right before several shots rang out.

The teen fell on the front stoop, and the girl was hit by a bullet that went through the door. They were both rushed to a nearby hospital. The boy was in critical condition, and the girl was expected to recover.

Police were searching for the shooter.