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14-year-old in Opa-Locka fatally shot, brother taken into custody

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OPA-LOCKA, FL– A 19-year-old has been taken into custody for questioning in the shooting death of his 14-year-old sister in their home.
The incident occurred Thursday morning in the Mirage at Sailboat community.
Authorities say around 3:00 a.m. the 19-year-old ran down the neighborhood asking for help:
“The preliminary information that we do have is that there was a 19-year-old sibling who ran to neighbors to knock on their doors asking for help,” said MDPD Detective Alvaro Zabaleta. “One of the doors that he knocked at was an off-duty Opa-Locka police officer. That officer immediately drove his vehicle to that house to assist them.”
The teen was taken to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.
Six siblings between the ages of 9 and 12 were in the home at the time, but the 19-year-old brother has been identified as the shooter:
“That’s why we want parents to stress upon their children, to stress upon to their teenagers, that guns can be very dangerous,” Zabaleta said. “It’s a Constitutional right, however, we need to be responsible on how you handle firearms. The community is saddened because of the fact that we lost a 14-year-old. A 14-year-old that should’ve been going to school today.”
The mother says she was at work at the time and was not aware there was a gun in the home.