By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police are searching for answers after a teen was shot and killed at a southwest Miami-Dade community park.

They said the 14-year-old, who was from West Palm Beach, was attending a family gathering at Hammocks Community park on SW 157 Avenue around 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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“The victim had told his family that he was going to meet up with some friends, just steps from where the gathering was taking place. A short time after, shots were fired, the family raced to the scene and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was summoned to respond. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, upon arriving at the scene, determined that 14-year-old male was deceased,” said Detective Angel Rodriguez.

Abdias Suero, who lives in the area, heard the gunfire.

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“I thought it was firecrackers. But it didn’t sound like firecrackers, really it sounded like shots,” he said.

Suero said he heard four shots coming from the park.

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Rodriguez said investigators spoke to family members and possible witnesses in an effort to piece together what happened.

CBSMiami.com Team