Parents plead for help after teen shot to death at Halloween party

Angel Cueli attended Miami Coral Park Senior High School

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Trent Kelly - Reporter, Louis Aguirre - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed while attending a Halloween party in southwest Miami-Dade County was a freshman at Miami Coral Park Senior High School.

Miami-Dade police identified the victim in Saturday night's shooting as Angel Cueli.

"No mother should have to bury her son," Patty Huergo told Local 10 News on Monday.

Detective Angel Rodriguez said the victim was standing with several other guests on the side of the house on Southwest 132nd Avenue when the shooter approached them and fired multiple shots. Rodriguez said the shooter then fled in a waiting black sedan.

The teenager was flown to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

"I called his number. It went to voicemail. I knew something was wrong," his father, Alfred Cueli, said. "I called it again and my heart just hit my -- hit my foot."

Police are still searching for the shooter.

Angel Cueli's parents are begging anyone with information to come forward so police can find their son's killer.

"Anybody that you know, anything that you saw, any little bit counts," Huergo said. "It's just, we want peace."

Family and loved ones gathered Monday night for a vigil mass at St. Brendan's Catholic Church to remember the teen, described as an exceptional human and honor student whose light shone very bright. 

"I am honored, and I never knew that my son touched as many lives as I have witnessed today," Alfred Cueli said.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for funeral expenses.

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