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Teen dead after friends took turns shooting each other while wearing bulletproof vest

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A Florida teen is dead after he and his friends took turns shooting at each other while wearing a vest coated in body armor.

The incident occurred on Sunday inside of a home in Belleview, Florida.

Authorities say the victim, 16-year-old Christopher Leroy Broad Jr., and his best friend 17-year-old Joshua Vining took turns shooting at each other while wearing the vest as their other friends looked on.

Vining reportedly went first and allowed Broad Jr. to shoot at him.

Broad Jr. and Vining then switched roles.

Vining reportedly shot Broad Jr. once then stopped.  Broad Jr. then nodded at Vining to continue and that is when Vining fired four more rounds at Broad Jr.

This time, Broad Jr., was struck in the chest by a bullet.

17-year-old Colton Whitler who’s home the teens were using, called the police and told dispatchers “my house just got shot up, my friend got shot in the chest.”

Authorities arrived and transported Broad Jr. to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

During the investigation, Whitler then told authorities that Broad Jr. was shot by another teen who was in the home, but told them that it was 18-year-old Evan Vowell.

Authorities reported that Vowell was with the group during the incident, but provided them with video to prove that he was not the one who shot Broad Jr. but the one behind the camera.

Vining was arrested and faces the charge of “aggravated manslaughter of a child with a firearm. ”

Whitler is also facing charges for providing false information to police.