1 in custody after teen shot, killed in Florida City

Neighbors say group of teens playing with gun when it fired

FLORIDA CITY, Fla. - A man is in custody in connection to the shooting death of a teenager Sunday night in Florida City.

Miami-Dade police said officers were called to a shooting on Northwest 13th Street near Northwest Fourth Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found the 13-year-old boy dead from a gunshot wound.

Police haven't identified the victim, but relatives and neighbors identified him as Darin Booker.

Lee Flenorr, who lives nearby, said he saw the boy's mother holding his head in her arms when police arrived.

Neighbors told police a group of teens were playing with a gun when it accidentally fired, Local 10 News has learned.

But the family of the victim believe he was targeted, possibly by some of his so-called friends.

"He was a very good kid. He just chose the wrong path to take," said Michelle Jackson, Booker's aunt. "He was hanging with the wrong crowd, and doing the wrong things with the other kids."

Miami-Dade police have not released the identity of the person they have in custody for the shooting.

The owner of the home where the boy was shot spent the morning trying to wash away the blood from the driveway.

No other details were immediately known.

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