Broward County

Police investigate deadly shooting in Delray Beach

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found in a house on the 100 block of Northwest 12th Avenue in Delray Beach, on Tuesday night.

Police spokeswoman Nicole Guerriero said the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m.

It drew a crowd of at least 100 onlookers from the surrounding neighborhood.

"I don't even want to believe it happened," said neighbor Chelsea Edwards. "All you can do is pray and hopefully they can do something about this in the community and stop the violence. That's the main thing."

Several people collapsed in tears on the pavement at the intersection while a couple of others, identified as relatives of the victim, went under the police tape and tried to rush to the house.

About a dozen police officers turned them back and tried to calm the crowd while investigators could be seen inside the house looking for clues.

Three people, claiming to be relatives, identified the victim as Travis Bell, 29.

"I don't know why someone would harm someone and take his life like that," Marcus King said. "The man never done nothing to nobody."

"Somebody killed him for no reason," neighbor Shontay Jones said. "He was a good person, he really was."

Detectives did not have a suspect or motive late Tuesday, authorities said.

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