13-Year-Old Florida Boy Killed As Teens Played With Gun


A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday night in Florida City, Fla., while a group of teens were playing with a gun, according to Miami television station WSVN.

The Fox affiliate identified the victim as Darren Booker. Investigators said he was standing with a small group of friends when one, a 15-year-old boy, allegedly pulled the gun’s trigger several times before it went off.

“He was trying to take the bullets out but he left one in,” witness Ashley Kendall told WSVN. “And he pointed it at him and shot it, nothing happened. Shot it again, nothing happened. The third time, Book got shot in the chest.”

“By the time we came outside, Darren, he hit the gate,” another witness told WSVN. “He fell and kind of like was taking his last breath.”

WSVN reported that Booker, “loved to play football and crack jokes and hang with his friends.”