Fifteen-year-old boy shot, killed in Belle Glade

By Lindsay Cohen bio | email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A fight at a local high school boiled over into a late-night shooting that ended the life of a 15-year-old boy, sheriff's officials said.

The Palm Beach County Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting. It happened just after 10 p.m. at a mobile home park at 190 State Road 715 in Belle Glade said Teri Barbara, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies got to the scene, they found the 15-year-old victim dead from a gunshot wound to his torso.

Witnesses described the shooting to police. They say the victim and a friend walked out of a trailer and saw another man fire off several rounds at three other people, who then took off on foot.

The victim then realized his friend wasn't with him. He went back to the scene, realized he had been shot, and later died.

Detectives canvassed the scene for evidence. They have not released the name of the victim.

If you know anything, call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.